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Do you know what goes in the recycle bin?

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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.

Open House Meeting: The Future of Waste

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The first of four open house-style public meetings about regional planning for soilid waste and recycling will be held 4:30-6:30 pm on Monday May 7, 2018 at the Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 E. Willow Street.

Drop in at any time to get an overview of the project and provide comments on proposed new solid waste facilities. Results of a detailed solid waste study will be available for review.

Read more about Regional Wasteshed Planning here.

Special Collection Event at the Timberline Recycling Center

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The next special collection recycling event will be held Saturday, June 9 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Hard to Recycle Materials Yard at the Timberline Recycling Center (1903 S. Timberline Road). 

Recycle mattresses, box springs, books, and bulky rigid plastic items (including buckets, lawn furniture, and plastic playground equipment). There is a $5 entry fee per vehicle and additional fees to recycle certain items. Learn more about the event

During the event the Timberline Recycling Center will be open for regular business, accepting yard debris, batteries, used oil, electronics, aggregates, paint, and more.

Current Trends in Recycling and the Importance of Recycling Right (PDF)

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Recycling markets are facing challenging times, which makes the role of recyclers even more important. Click here to learn more.

Expanded Cardboard Recycling

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You can now bring larger loads of flattened cardboard for free inside the hard-to-recycle yard at the TRC Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This option is perfect for businesses or anyone with more than a few boxes because recyclers are able to conveniently deposit a whole load at one time. The existing cardboard collection bins with the everyday recycling will still be available seven days a week. 

Explore the services offered at the Timberline Recycling Center.

Share your Feedback about the Timberline Recycling Center Hard-to-Recycle Yard

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Used the Timberline Recycling Center’s hard-to-recycle yard yet? The City’s new recycling facility at 1903 S. Timberline Road has been open more than a year. The City’s Environmental Services department would like feedback on usage of the west yard, which captures hard-to-recycle items. Let us know how we’re doing by taking a short questionnaire

Timberline Recycling Center (TRC)

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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.

New Option for Recycling Wood & Yard Waste

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Fort Collins residents have a new option for recycling yard waste and wood waste locally. The Larimer County Landfill is now collecting clean lumber, wood pallets, tree limbs, tree trunks, and yard trimmings for a small fee.

This material is ground up and sent to a local company called Biochar Now, which creates nutrient-rich charcoal for use as a soil amendment. Learn more about biochar and its uses here. For more information about the Landfill’s new collection program see their press release.

See more options for wood & yard waste recycling on the City’s A-Z Recycling Page.

Reduce Food Waste to Save Money, Water, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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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!

Glass Now Going Bottle to Bottle in Curbside Recycling!

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 Just like the paper, metal and plastic that you place in your curbside recycle bin gets made into new paper, metal and plastic, now this is the case for glass too! Learn more about glass recycling.