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Recycling

Curbside Trash Collection Services#

City will Explore Creating a Community-wide Contract for Household Trash and Recycling Collection

Fort Collins is currently considering a contracted system for residential trash and recycling collection with the goals of increasing opportunities for composting and recycling, providing equitable, consistent pricing across the community, as well as increasing safety and reducing emissions by reducing the number of trash trucks on residential streets. 

City Council will consider whether to move forward with a newly released draft contract with Republic Services on February 21, 2023.  

Learn more about the details of the draft contract, offered services, pricing and about opportunities to attend virtual information sessions at the project website.  

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Plastic Bag Policies#

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State and local leaders have made plastic pollution in Colorado a priority, and policies are now being implemented to reduce single-use plastics, starting with plastic bags at large retailers. 

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A to Z Recycling List#

Do You Know What Goes In The Recycle Bin? 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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Timberline Recycling Center (TRC)#

The Timberline Recycling Center, located at 1903 S. Timberline Rd., accepts cardboard, paper, glass, and mixed bottles/cans. A separate area of the Timberline Recycling Center is expanded to accept certain hard-to-recycle items.

Visit the Timberline Recycling Center

Fort Sort Recycling Game#

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Ready to test your knowledge of what can and cannot be recycled locally? Learn what belongs in your recycling bin with our waste sorting game!

Play the game

We Are Reducing Waste!#

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The City is leading by example in reducing event waste by encouraging recycling, composting, and reuse.  See 2022 events where the City reduced waste and get tips for hosting your next zero-waste event!

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