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Plastic Cup

Plastic Cup

Plastic cups, like thin plastic party cups are not currently recyclable locally due to changes in international recycling markets and should be thrown away. Community members may choose to avoid them by selecting reusable options and avoiding products packaged in low-value plastics. 

Sturdy plastic stadium cups with a #5 in the chasing arrows symbol can be recycled curbside or at drop-off centers, as long as they are empty and dry.

Accepted At:

Location Contact Information Details  
Trash / Landfill

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service 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