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Tip #197

Turn down thermostat on water heater(s).

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Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.

Hazardous Waste Collection

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection events typically occur each in year in June and September. The event takes place in the CSU parking lot at the northwest corner of Lake Street and College Avenue.

Fort Collins residents are invited to drop off non-leaking household chemicals at each event. Commercial waste is not accepted. Limit of 30 gallons per household.

Items accepted:

  • household batteries
  • paint and pesticides
  • CFL bulbs
  • cleaning and automotive products
  • mercury containing items such as thermostats, thermometers and button-shaped batteries.

Items not accepted include explosives, asbestos, bio-waste (needles, bandages) and pharmaceuticals.

The risk of fire, explosion and spill exists when transporting hazardous waste products, so please prepare items safely for transport following these rules:

  • store items upright in boxes or tubs, not loose bags
  • keep similar items together (do not stack)
  • containers must be sealed and cannot leak
  • acids and oxidizers must be separated
  • keep items away from children and pets
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Prescription Drug Take-Back

Fort Collins Police Services, 2100 S. Timberline Rd., has a year-round prescription drug take-back program that operates Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 am.-6 p.m. For information about other disposal options, please visit Who Recycles What.