Election Sign Disposal#
After the 2021 municipal election, community members can follow these steps to easily and responsibly dispose of political signs. Most election signs are not recyclable and should NOT be put in your curbside recycling bin.
Depending on the material, it should be disposed of accordingly:
Signs made of corrugated plastic should be thrown away in the trash.
Election signs made of cardboard or paperboard can be recycled in a curbside recycling bin or at recycling drop-off locations after removing the metal wicket.
Metal sign wickets on all types of signs can be recycled as scrap metal at a local scrap metal dealer or taken to the Timberline Recycling Center Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard ($5 entry fee applies).
Tree Limb Disposal#
In response to the spring snow storm, the City is offering two sites for free residential tree limb drop off.
- Hageman Earth Cycle
- CSU’s Old Hughes Stadium Site
Hageman’s will be available starting Thursday, March 25. Hughes Stadium details are being finalized, with an anticipated opening date of Saturday, March 27. Visitors should be prepared to present proof of Fort Collins residency with an ID or utility bill at both drop off sites. Sites are expected to remain open for six weeks.
Additionally, for a fee, community members can drop off branches to the City’s Timberline Recycling Center Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard and Larimer County Green Waste Program. Learn more here.
Disposable Bag Ordinance#
On February 16, City Council passed a disposable bag ordinance that will ban plastic bags and put a 12-cent fee on paper bags at large grocers starting May 1, 2022 if approved by voters. City Council also passed a resolution referring the bag ordinance to the April ballot on the same day. On April 6th, 2021, Fort Collins voters approved the ballot measure.
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!
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.
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.
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!