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Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, May 18

Released on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Contact Information

  • Errin Henggeler, Environmental Regulatory Specialist, 970-416-2320,, Website: Website


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FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Community members can dispose of their household hazardous waste for free at the City of Fort Collins’ Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Streets Facility, 625 Ninth St. (map and FAQs at

Accepted items (non-leaking):

  • Pesticides

  • Painting products

  • Household batteries (lithium-ion batteries are not accepted)

  • Fluorescent bulbs

  • Cleaning and automotive products

  • Vitamins and supplements

  • Personal care products (hair products, lotions)

  • Mercury-containing items (thermostat and appliance switches, thermometers, button-shaped batteries)

Items not accepted (visit for disposal options):

  • Tires

  • E-waste

  • Asbestos

  • Explosives

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Bio-waste (needles, bandages)

  • Commercial and industrial waste

Tips for packing and transporting:

  • Store items upright in boxes or tubs (do not bring in bags).

  • Place similar items together (do not stack or pile on top of each other).

  • Ensure containers are sealed and not leaking.

  • Store acids and oxidizers separately, away from each other and other hazardous products.

  • Keep items away from children and pets.

In addition to being poisonous to humans and wildlife, hazardous waste can be explosive, highly flammable and corrosive. Do not dispose of hazardous waste by pouring them down a sink or storm drain or by tossing them into the trash. Wastewater treatment plants and sanitary landfills are not designed to handle this waste.

Residents also may take their household hazardous products year-round to the Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Facility (

The Timberline Recycling Center’s Hard-to-Recycle Yard, 1903 S. Timberline Rd., ( is another free option for year-round recycling of many items including antifreeze, batteries, motor oil, paint and plastic bags. Please note, lithium-ion batteries are not accepted. Visit for additional options.

For more information, visit, email, call 970-212-2900 or V/TDD 711.