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Fort Collins Conducting Scientific Survey on Timberline Recycling Center

Released on Friday, October 26, 2018
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The City’s Environmental Services Department is seeking feedback from residents to measure their knowledge of the Timberline Recycling Center and - for those who have used it - gauge their experiences.

Invitations to complete a statistically valid survey were mailed to 1,500 randomly selected households starting on October 18. Responses are due November 21.

This survey is administered by National Research Center, Inc., an external and independent survey research firm. The questionnaire and survey procedure were designed based on the experience of various local governments. Scientific selection of households and weighting of the responses to Fort Collins U.S. Census data will ensure accurate and reliable results.

The survey asks participants how familiar they are with the Timberline Recycling Center, how often they use the Hard-to-Recycle-Materials facility, the likelihood of recommending the facility to a friend and barriers that prevent people from using the facility. A few standard and anonymous demographic questions are included.

The Timberline Recycling Center, located at 1903 S. Timberline Rd., is City-run with free services, seven days a week, during daylight hours. The Timberline Recycling Center offers recycling for paper, cardboard, bottles, cans, newspaper, and plastic film/bags.

The Hard-to-Recycle-Materials yard – on the western edge of the center - is $5 per visit and operates Tuesday through Saturday. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and winter hours (November 1 – March 30) are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Hard-to-Recycle-Materials facility recycles items such as cooking oil, electronics, yard waste, untreated lumber and other materials.

For more information on the Timberline Recycling Center, visit