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Mixed Paper

 Curbside Recyclable  Timberline Recycling Center
Mixed Paper

Office paper, colored paper, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, and other mixed paper can be included in your curbside recycling bin, or taken to drop-off locations listed below and placed in the mixed paper bin. 

Paper should be left flat in order to be properly sorted at the recycling plant.

Items ok to include in mixed paper:

  • Staples
  • Paperclips (although is better to remove them for reuse)
  • Plastic windows in envelopes
  • Stamps and other adhesive labels attached to the paper
  • Construction paper
  • Blueprints

Items NOT recyclable with mixed paper:

  • Items smaller than a standard sticky note or business card
    • They will fall through the cracks at the sorting facility and not be recycled
  • Sheets of unused labels on their plastic-coated paper
  • Plastic-coated paper used for label backing
  • Carbon paper
  • Cartons for milk, juice

Accepted At:

Location Contact Information Details  
Larimer County Recycling Drop-off Center

5887 S. Taft Hill Rd.
Fort Collins


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Other items accepted here
City of Fort Collins: Timberline Recycling Center

1903 S. Timberline Road
Fort Collins

(970) 221-6600

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Add to Containers #4 & #5: Combined Low-Grade Mixed Paper

White Office Paper can be recycled in Container #10 Sorted White Office Paper

Other items accepted here
Eco-Cycle CHaRM (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials)

6400 Arapahoe Rd


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Other items accepted here
City of Loveland Recycling Center

400 N Wilson Ave.


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Other items accepted here
Curbside Recycling

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This item can be put in your curbside recycling bin. Currently there are three residential curbside recycling haulers in Fort Collins - Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation), and Waste Management. Learn more at

Other items accepted here


The information provided in this tool is compiled as a service to Fort Collins Residents. Contact information has been provided for the listed locations, and it is encouraged that you call ahead to verify the location, materials accepted, and hours of operation. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement by the City of Fort Collins.

Any recycler wishing to be added to this list may contact If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please call us at 970-221-6600