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Trash and Recycling Enclosures#

Enclosure Design#

Photo taken inside a trash enclosure, looking out a pedestrian access door. There are two dumpsters inside the enclosure.

The City of Fort Collins requires trash and recycling containers to be screened/enclosed in the following scenarios:

  • All new developments,
  • developments where a change of use is proposed, and
  • developments expanding by more than 25%.

Careful consideration should be given when designing an enclosure. A properly designed enclosure will be well built, aesthetically pleasing and provide easy access and movement for both users and service providers. An enclosure will provide enough space for recycling and trash services and, if needed, may also provide space for compost, linen and waste cooking oil services without blocking pedestrian or service vehicle access.   


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