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 Recycling Updates Newsletter

 Recycling A to Z

FREE Christmas Tree Recycling: December 26 - January 20

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From December 26 through January 20, Fort Collins residents can recycle their Christmas trees free of charge at various drop-off locations. No artificial trees and be sure to remove all items from the tree before dropping off.

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Holiday Recycling Guide

Holiday Recycling Guide

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than 25%! The Holiday Recycling Guide includes helpful tips to use less and recycle more.

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Recent Changes to Plastic Recycling Markets:

Which plastics are recyclable in Fort Collins

Which types of plastics are and are not currently recyclable in Fort Collins.


Recycling markets, especially those for low-value plastics, are facing challenging times, leading to changes in what can be recycled locally.

Learn which Plastics can be Recycled

Updated A to Z Recycling List

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!

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NEW: Bring more materials to the TRC free of charge!

Antifreeze, Batteries, Paint, Motor Oil

You can now bring used antifreeze, batteries, motor oil, and paint to the Timberline Recycling Center Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard free of charge! Businesses and residents with large loads of cardboard & plastic film can bring these materials without paying the $5 entry fee. The Hard-to-Recycle Yard is open Tuesday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Do You Know What Goes In The Recycle Bin?

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.

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Timberline Recycling Center (TRC)

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.

Visit the Timberline Recycling Center

Reduce Food Waste To Save Money, Water, And Greenhouse Gas

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!

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