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Recycling

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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Curbside Trash Collection Services#

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

Fort Collins City Council has adopted several priorities to reach sustainability goals, one of which is to explore a contracted system for residential trash and recycling collection. In a contracted system, haulers compete for the chance to provide service to all single-family, duplex and small multifamily homes (with seven or fewer units) in a neighborhood. Households that want to use a different hauler can pay an opt-out fee. Communities in Colorado and across the U.S. have found that this type of system reduces the number of trucks in residential neighborhoods, makes prices more consistent, and increases opportunities for recycling and composting.

City Council passed Resolution 2022079 in a 4:2 vote on June 19, 2022 directing City staff to proceed with developing a Request For Proposal (RFP) for a single-hauler system for trash and recycling. 

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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.

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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!

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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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