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Replace appliances with ENERGY STAR® models.

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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 Disposal

Federal regulations require all commercial and industrial users of publicly owned wastewater collection systems to report any discharge of substances, defined or listed at 40 CFR 261 as hazardous or acutely hazardous waste, if more than 15 kilograms (33 lbs) per month of a hazardous waste or any quantity of an acutely hazardous waste is discharged. The written report must be submitted to Fort Collins Utilities, EPA Region 8 and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The Industrial Pretreatment Program supports the proper disposal of all hazardous waste, commercial and household. Businesses and residents can participate in several local and state programs to prevent hazardous waste from entering our wastewater.

Fort Collins Utilities has information about proper disposal of CFLs and pharmaceuticals. For more information about disposal options for mercury-containing products and other hazardous wastes: