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Curbside Trash Collection Services#

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

In early 2023, Fort Collins City Council adopted a contract for residential trash and recycling collection. The new service will start on September 30, 2024. 

The new program is designed to increase opportunities for composting and recycling, provide equitable, consistent pricing across the community, and increase safety and reducing emissions by reducing the number of trash trucks on residential streets.

Learn more about which homes are included in the new contract, services offered, pricing, and more.

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Haulers Offer Curbside Yard Trimmings Pickup#

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Fort Collins households can have their yard trimmings collected at the curb. All residential trash haulers offer this service from April to November for an additional fee. Contact your hauler for additional details or to sign up.

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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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Bring more materials to the TRC free of charge!#

Antifreeze, Batteries, Paint, Motor Oil

You can bring used antifreeze, batteries, motor oil, and paint to the Timberline Recycling Center Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard free of charge!

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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 Recycling Guidelines (GuÍa para reciclaje 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.

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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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