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Timberline Recycling Center Still Open for Regular Hours of Operation:
The Timberline Recycling Center, both the everyday recyclables yard and Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard will remain open for regular business hours. During this time the following will be in place:
- Credit cards only at the Hard-to-Recycle Yard Gatehouse, no cash
- Visitors should follow health guidelines for physical distancing; remain 6 ft apart and avoid gathering in groups
- City volunteers will no longer be on site to assist with the unloading of materials on the free everyday recyclables yard
Staff are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and will post closures and changes in hours of operation at fcgov.com/TRC.
Bring more materials to the TRC free of charge!
Recent Changes to Plastic Recycling Markets:
Recycling markets, especially those for low-value plastics, are facing challenging times, leading to changes in what can be recycled locally.
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!
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.
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.
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!