The Timberline Recycling Center is now open at 1903 S. Timberline Rd. The Riverside drop-off site was relocated, and the new site continues to accept cardboard, paper, glass, and mixed bottles/cans, 7 days a week during daylight hours. A separate area of the Timberline Recycling Center is expanded to accept certain "hard-to-recycle" items and is open Tuesday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
More information is available on the Timberline Recycling Center page.
The Fort Collins City Council recently adopted the Community Recycling Ordinance unanimously. More information about the Community Recycling Ordinance can be found here.
The City is participating in a Regional Wasteshed Planning coalition to address the future of solid waste management in Colorado’s north Front Range in light of the expected 2025 Larimer County landfill closure. Click here for more information.
Local nonprofit, The Growing Project, is helping to connect neighbors who do not have space to compost at home with neighborhood composting “hubs” where residents can drop off their food scraps to be composted. Visit The Growing Project's website for more information about The Compost Commons.
What does the future of waste reduction and recycling hold for Fort Collins? At the end of 2013, City Council approved new goals to get the City to zero waste by 2030. Interested in learning more about the Zero Waste plan? Visit Zero Waste Fort Collins for more information.
Want to start recycling or composting at your workplace? Do you hope to have recycling options at your apartment complex? Now’s a great time to start! The City of Fort Collins' Waste Reduction and Recycling Assistance Program (WRAP) is offering financial incentives for businesses and multi-family complexes to start such programs.
If you'd like more details, take a quick peek at the WRAP page. You could even get a financial incentive for referring someone to start a program!
You already know that all of the paper, metal, and plastic you place in your curbside recycle bin is made into new paper, metal and plastic. But did you know that glass is unique? It's the only material placed in our single-stream recycling that goes toward a "beneficial secondary use". Learn more about glass recycling.
You probably think paper is paper, right? Not if it’s shredded paper. Unlike office paper, shredded paper can't go in your curbside bin. However, shredded paper can be taken to the Timberline Recycling Center at 1903 S. Timberline Rd, and placed in the mixed paper bin (#4).
Here’s our advice. Before shredding paper, decide if there are just a few lines of information you want to keep protected. Tear off the information you consider confidential and shred it. The larger pieces of the paper can go into your curbside bin, and the shredded pieces taken to the City's Drop-off. Or, find a local business that can shred and recycle your documents for a fee.