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Recycling Updates Newsletter


Name/Address/Hours Comments
ARC Thrift Store of Colorado
2701 S. College, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-267-8870

ARC accepts and sells donations of clothing, books, boots, shoes, coats, toys, dishes, small household items, furniture, cell phones, cars, print cartridges, small appliances, commercial movie videos (not personal videos) and linens. Will pick up large appliances (washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators) in working condition. No televisions or computer monitors. Personal sized copiers/printers only. Call for details. Check website for items not accepted


City of Fort Collins: Timberline Recycling Center - Hard to Recycle Materials Yard
1903 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-221-6600

The Hard to Recycle Materials Yard is co-located at the Timberline Recycling Drop-Off Center.

For a $5 facility use fee (additional fees for organic and electronic waste apply, see website for more details) the hard to recycle materials yard will accept the following materials:

  • Paint: (No entry fee when ONLY dropping off paint) Oil-based paint & enamel, Latex paint (interior/exterior architectural paints), Various other coverings (deck coating, varnish, floor paint, primer, sealer, stains)
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Electronic Waste: Additional fees apply
  • Scrap Metal: Includes non-refrigeration types of appliances
  • Aggregates: (Concrete/Asphalt/Porcelain)No Rebar or fixtures
  • Organic Debris Additional fees apply
City of Loveland Recycling Center
400 N Wilson Ave., Loveland
Phone: 970-962-2529

The Loveland Recycling Center accepts a wide variety of materials, including #1-#7 plastic tubs, waste cooking oil, scrap metals, and other hard to recycle items including hard backed books, porcelain toilets and sinks (remove all hardware). Fort Collins residents should expect to pay a fee to drop off yard and wood waste. Electronics (TVs, computers, monitors, etc.) require a small fee. Batteries are free.

Loveland residents must present a current yard debris permit to drop off yard/wood debris.  To obtain a permit, call the Solid Waste Division at 970-962-2529 or stop by the office at 105 W. Fifth St.

314 N. Howes St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-484-4224

See Eco-Thrift website for specific details.

Goodwill Industries
315 Pavilion Ln. (Harmony Rd. and JFK Pkwy.), Fort Collins
Phone: 970-223-1042

Accepts household items, clothing, books, sports equipment, furniture and small appliances, computers and other electronic waste.  No televisions.  Check website for items not accepted



I.T. Refresh
100 Link Lane, Unit 100, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-797-2934

I.T. Refresh responsibly recycles electronics and offers pickup services from your home or business. I.T. Refresh certifications include e-Stewards, R2, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001. Accepted materials include televisions, computers, laptops, printers, game consoles, cells phones, and more.  I.T. Refresh also provides onsite hard drive destruction and guarantees the safety of your data. I.T. Refresh also accepts bubble wrap and foam peanuts to reuse as shipping material. 

Call  (970) 797-2934 or email us at cmVjeWNsaW5nQGl0cmVmcmVzaC5vcmc= to schedule a pickup.

Larimer County Electronic Recycling Center
5887 S. Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-226-1101

Managed by Waste Managment, the Electronic Recycling Center is located inside the Larimer County Recycle Center. We recycle computers, monitors, peripherals, fax machines, photo copiers, printers, TVs, VCRs, stereos and DVDs. The electronics program does not accept appliances, microwave ovens, or electrical equipement such as electric mowers. There is a fee of $.40 per pound. Cash only.

Metech Recycling
500 West 53rd Pl., Denver
Phone: 720-377-7700

Metech Recycling accepts and deconstructs various types of e-waste, including computers and electronics. We are a genuine recycler (no landfilling, no incineration, and no exporting to third world countries). Data destruction guarantees.  Call for a quote and for pickup.

RMB Recycling Center
1475 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Phone: 970-484-5384

Accepts various scrap metals. Cash for non-ferrous metals, wood pallets, aluminum cans, foil, trays, etc. Accepts car batteries, fax machines, VCR & DVD players for recycling. Fees apply to recycle monitors, laptops, copiers and microwaves.


Waste-Not Recycling
1065 Poplar St., Loveland
Phone: 970-669-9912

Provides custom recycling services to businesses, governments, schools and construction sites.  Does not provide recycling services to the general public.  Waste-Not will also help design comprehensive construction waste recycling program and haul all recyclables. Programs geared towards diverting maximum volume of waste. Will shred and recycle paper for a small fee.  Recycles mixed paper, excess equipment, cardboard, metal, electronics, pallets and much more.