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ClimateWire - February 2020

Thanks for Reporting!

Congratulations to all the ClimateWise Partners who earned a level and badges for 2019! Join us at Envirovation on April 30, 3-5 p.m. at the Fort Collins Marriott to be recognized for your achievements. This year’s celebration will include an exhibitor showcase, complimentary food and beverages, and fun and networking with your peers.

Recycle Batteries, Antifreeze, Motor Oil and Paint at the Timberline Recycling Center

Did you know you can recycle batteries, antifreeze, motor oil and paint at the Timberline Recycling Center free of charge?

These materials are accepted year-round in the Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard at the Timberline Recycling Center, so community members can safely dispose of them as needed. NEW THIS YEAR: Charges and entry fee apply for commercial customers dropping off batteries (learn more at

Community members can also bring a variety of other materials to the Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard, including scrap metal, fire extinguishers and bulky plastics for a $5 entry free. Additional fees apply for electronics, yard waste and wood waste. 

The Timberline Recycling Center is located at 1903 S. Timberline Road. The Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard is open Tuesday–Saturday. The “everyday” recyclables yard (cardboard, cans, glass, etc.) is open seven days a week during daylight hours.

Learn more information about this program and what is accepted at

Raise Your AQ IQ: Subscribe to the Air Quality Newsletter

Curious about local air quality issues? Wondering how to improve the air in your home? Want to know efforts the City is making to improve local air quality? Subscribe to the City of Fort Collins Air Quality newsletter.

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Be Water Smart in 2020

Don’t be caught off guard by excess water use surcharges or high water bills in 2020. Monitor your water use by signing up for WaterSmart today.

Transportation Projects Fair

Want to know more about upcoming transportation projects in Fort Collins? Stop by Fort Collins’ Transportation Projects Fair on Thursday, Feb. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Columbine Room at the Lincoln Center to learn about and provide input on a variety of transportation projects planned throughout the city. Refreshments will be served and an interpreter will be available. Learn more at

Want to Feel More Confident Traveling by Bike?

The City of Fort Collins FC Bikes program offers a variety of classes to help you understand the rules of the road, safe riding techniques, unique bicycling infrastructure, route finding and more. Check out our upcoming classes to see what we have scheduled. We can also bring our classes to your work group and tailor to your community needs. Contact Tracey Lipfert at dGxpcGZlcnRAZmNnb3YuY29t or 970-416-2355 for more details.

Tell us what you think!

Thank you to the over 600 community members and organizations who engaged in the first phase of Our Climate Future! We're seeking your feedback on what we've heard so far - let us know your thoughts by March 2. Feel free to share this survey with others in our community to get their feedback.

Give us your feedback on what we've heard so far!