The City of Fort Collins recycling drop-off site has relocated to South Timberline Road. The new and improved recycling center will continue to accept everyday recyclables for no charge and will also expand to include a hard-to-recycle materials yard that will accept certain "hard-to-recycle" items for a small fee.
Please visit the Timberline Recycling Center FAQ page for an up to date list of frequently asked questions.
Please visit the City's Volunteer page for more information.
The City will continue to accept everyday recyclables like cardboard, paper, mixed bottles/cans, and glass at the drop-off site for no charge.
These bins have rectangular openings six inches tall for accepting flattened cardboard. Please cut down large boxes to three feet long or they will jam the machinery. For their safety, children are not allowed on this equipment's platform.
NO soiled, waxed or single layer cardboard (paperboard), pizza boxes, plastic bags, Styrofoam or trash.
Accepted items are:
NO posterboard, milk/juice cartons (they go in Container #5), rigid paper tubes (carpet roll tubes, etc.), microwave dinner boxes, plastic/foil lined boxes/bags, pet food, charcoal or fertilizer bags, used tissues, napkins, or paper towels, waxed paper or boxes, styrofoam, plastic bags or trash.
NO newspapers, neon/fluorescent or dark colored paper, foil-backed paper, paper bags, packing paper, brown or tan envelopes, Styrofoam packing materials, gift wrapping paper, phone books, TYVEK envelopes, trash, plastic bags, strings or boxes.
Accepted items are: (please rinse out and remove lids)
NO Glass, Styrofoam, microwave dinner trays, deli food trays, plastic bags or motor oil/anti-freeze bottles, compostable "plastic-like" containers.
Why? - By depositing glass only in this container you are helping us ensure that nearly 100% of the glass is fully recycled.
NO contaminants such as: ceramics, bake-ware, Pyrex, drinking glasses, window glass, mirrors, light bulbs, fish tanks or non-glass containers.
Includes all contents of the newspaper, such as inserts.
Why? Current market demand is extremely high for clean, separated newspaper to be delivered to newsprint manufacturing mills. Getting optimal market prices for our materials helps the City keep this facility open! This project is for you if you are willing to separate your newspaper from other recyclable materials, and/or have access to volumes of newspaper.
When a surplus of mulch is available, residents can pick up FREE mulch. Please note that this location is NOT a yard waste drop-off location.
This location is for pick-up ONLY. Free mulch is not for the use of contractors, landscapers, or nurseries.
For a $5 facility use fee (additional fees for organic and electronic waste apply, see below for more details) the hard to recycle materials yard will accept:
For visitors who are only bringing paint, no fee will be charged.
Accepted items are:
NO aerosol paints (spray cans), art and craft paint, paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents, paint additives, colorants, tints, resins, adhesives or leaking/empty/unlabeled containers.
Visit Paint Care for a complete list of acceptable products and to locate other Fort Collins businesses that currently accept paint for recycling.
We cannot dispose of your liquid container. Used motor oil containers are not recyclable and should be thrown away.
Antifreeze must be free of contaminants such as motor oil.
We cannot dispose of your liquid container. Used antifreeze containers should be rinsed and recycled.
Rechargeable and non-rechargeable are accepted Includes batteries ranging from small watch batteries to car batteries.
Electronic waste is subject to the following additional fees in addition to the $5 facility use fee:
Computer peripherals (cables, keyboards, mice, speakers, and external floppy drives), Home/office phones, Cell phones, UPS (will be counted as a battery), and Power supplies have no additional charge.
Fire, Smoke, and Carbon Monoxide alarms are NOT accepted.
Scrap metal includes all types of small metal items, and non-refrigerant type appliances.
NO refrigerators, freezers or air conditioning units.
Accepted items are:
NO plastic bags. Please do not bag your organic debris; be prepared to unload the contents if you do use bags.
Organic debris is subject to the following additional fees in addition to the $5 facility use fee:
Commercial users and individuals with large quantities of organics debris (3 cubic yards or large truck and trailer loads) are encouraged to consider private sector alternatives that may offer better pricing for large loads. Look here for complete lists of local business accepting yard waste and wood waste.