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 Curbside Recyclable  Other Dropoff Locations  Reuse  Timberline Recycling Center

Cardboard can be included in curbside recycling or delivered to the drop-off locations listed below. Boxes in good shape can be reused. Consider posting boxes on Craigslist and other social media sites for reuse.

It should be flattened before recycling. For curbside recycling, large cardboard should be cut down until it will fit loosely in the curbside bin. For drop-off, very large pieces should be cut to a maximum of 4’ x 4’.

Per a 2013 City ordinance, it is illegal to throw cardboard in the trash in Fort Collins. Non-recyclable cardboard is excluded from this requirement, such as waxed cardboard (used to ship bulk produce), or food-contaminated cardboard (such as heavily soiled/greasy pizza boxes). The non-recyclable cardboard should be composted or landfilled.

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 #1, #2 & #3: Corrugated Cardboard ONLY

Other items accepted here
City of Loveland Recycling Center

400 N Wilson Ave.


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

6400 Arapahoe Rd


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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

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If this item is useable condition, it can be donated to local thrift stores and secondhand stores for reuse. Check with specific stores before dropping off to verify they accept the specific item.

These items can also be posted on Nextdoor, Craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace for others who can make use of them.

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