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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

2015 Collection Dates

Fort Collins residents can safely and properly dispose of household hazardous waste at a free collection event, Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., northwest corner of Lake Street and College Avenue (on the Colorado State University campus).

A second event will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the City of Fort Collins Streets Facility, 625 Ninth St. Map and driving directions will be provided at a later date.

Residents can drop off up to 30 gallons of non-leaking household chemicals. Commercial waste is not accepted.

Items accepted:

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

Items not accepted include tires, e-waste, explosives, asbestos, bio-waste (needles, bandages) and pharmaceuticals. Visit for disposal options for non-accepted items.

The risk of fire, explosion and spills 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
Click 'Account Login' above to access online bill pay.

Collection Site Map (May 30)

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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.