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Recycling

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Dept Head: Susie Gordon
  •   11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F, except for holidays)

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 Recycling A to Z

National Recycling Day Mattress Collection Event

Mattress
 

In partnership with Spring Back Colorado, the Timberline Recycling Center is celebrating National Recycling Day with a special mattress recycling event. 

Recycle your old mattress or box spring at this one-day event on November 16!

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Recent Changes to Plastic Recycling Markets:

Which plastics are recyclable in Fort Collins

Which types of plastics are and are not currently recyclable in Fort Collins.

 

Recycling markets, especially those for low-value plastics, are facing challenging times, leading to changes in what can be recycled locally.

Learn which Plastics can be Recycled

Updated A to Z Recycling List

Updated A to Z Recycling List
 

The A to Z Recycling List has been updated and expanded to incorporate more items, including those that can and cannot go in your curbside recycling bin. This interactive tool also includes items that can be donated or reused, rather than thrown away. Explore and share this resource to answer all your burning recycling questions!

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NEW: Bring more materials to the TRC free of charge!

Antifreeze, Batteries, Paint, Motor Oil
 

You can now bring used antifreeze, batteries, motor oil, and paint to the Timberline Recycling Center Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard free of charge! Businesses and residents with large loads of cardboard & plastic film can bring these materials without paying the $5 entry fee. The Hard-to-Recycle Yard is open Tuesday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Bulky Rigid Plastics Collection at the TRC

Bulky Rigid Plastics Collection at the TRC
 

In partnership with Waste-Not Recycling, the City is piloting a bulky rigid plastics recycling program! Residents can now drop off “bulky rigid” plastics, including outdoor furniture, 5-gallon buckets, and milk crates to the Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard at the Timberline Recycling Center. The $5 entry fee to Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard applies.

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The Timberline Recycling Center is Now Net-Positive Energy!

The Timberline Recycling Center is Now Net-Positive Energy!
 

Thanks to a recently installed solar panel system at the facility, the Timberline Recycling Center (TRC) is now producing more energy than it uses!  Construction of the system began in May 2018 on previously undeveloped land adjacent to the TRC. In July, the system began generating clean, renewable energy back to the community.  Based on energy usage data so far, the system is currently generating about double the energy needed to power the TRC.

Fight the League of Contaminators!

Fight the League of Contaminators!
 

Don’t let items like food waste, plastic bags, and single-use items contaminate your recycling efforts. Learn how easy it is to recycle right by keeping out The Contaminators.

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Do You Know What Goes In The Recycle Bin?

Do You Know What Goes In The Recycle Bin?
 

Putting the wrong things in the recycle bin can mean an entire load of recyclables gets landfilled! Incorrect items harm recycling equipment and slow down the recycling process, making recycling less efficient and more expensive. 

 Check out our updated Curbside Recycling Guidelines Poster for an easy to follow guide to what belongs in the bin.

Many items not accepted in curbside recycling can be recycled elsewhere. Find out more by visiting our A-Z list of where to recycle.

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Timberline Recycling Center (TRC)

Timberline Recycling Center (TRC)
 

The Timberline Recycling Center, located at 1903 S. Timberline Rd., accepts cardboard, paper, glass, and mixed bottles/cans, 7 days a week during daylight hours. A separate area of the Timberline Recycling Center is expanded to accept certain "hard-to-recycle" items and is open Tuesday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m..

Visit the Timberline Recycling Center page for more information.

Visit the Timberline Recycling Center

Reduce Food Waste To Save Money, Water, And Greenhouse Gas

Reduce Food Waste To Save Money, Water, And Greenhouse Gas
 

Did you know that wasted food makes up about a quarter of what local residents throw in their household trash?

Fort Collins is throwing away food like it’s going out of style – and it just might be! A new campaign, launched in the summer of 2017, aims to inform and inspire the Fort Collins community by encouraging you to Save Your Food, for the sake of the environment and your pocketbook!

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