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Recycling

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Dept Head: Susie Gordon
  •   11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F, except for holidays)

 Recycling Updates Newsletter

 Recycling A to Z

RMB Recycling Center | Fees may apply

1475 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO
80524

970-484-5384

http://www.rmbrecycling.com/

Accepts:

Item Name Details  
Aluminum

Rinsed aluminum cans, foil, and aluminum food containers can be recycled in curbside recycling or at the drop-off locations listed below.

Aluminum cans should be recycled in their original shape. Aluminum foil should be loosely crumpled prior to recycling. All other aluminum (pans, etc.) should be recycled at local scrap metal recyclers.

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Aluminum Can

Aluminum cans are accepted in curbside recycling or at drop-off locations listed below.

Cans should be empty and dry. Cans should be recycled in their original shape (not crushed or flattened) so they can be properly sorted at the recycling plant.

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Auto Part (Car Part)

Many automotive parts can be recycled as scrap metal. Contact drop-off locations to find out if a specific part is accepted.

Automotive tires and batteries SHOULD NOT be placed in the trash. 

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Automotive Battery

Automotive batteries can be recycled at many auto repair shops or at the following drop-off locations.

They contain lead which can be harmful to human health and the environment if not disposed of properly.

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BBQ Grill, Charcoal

Charcoal BBQ grills in working condition can be donated to local thrift stores. Contact stores before donating to verify what they can accept.

Grills no longer in working condition can be recycled as scrap metal at drop off locations listed below.

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BBQ Grill, Gas

BBQ gas grills in working condition can be donated to local thrift stores. Contact store before donating to verify what they can accept.

Grills no longer in working condition can be recycled as scrap metal at drop off locations listed below.

Note that propane tanks are considered hazardous waste and may need to be recycled elsewhere.

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Bicycle

Used bicycles can often be repaired, donated to local thrift stores, or sold to local bike repair shops for refurbishment. Check with local stores and bike shops for donation options.

Bicycles that cannot be repaired can be recycled as scrap metal at local scrap metal recyclers, or at one of the drop-off locations listed below.

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Camera or Camcorder

Cameras & camcorders in working condition can be donated to local thrift shops. Contact specific locations before donating. They can also be recycled along with other electronics at the drop-off locations listed below. Fees apply; contact specific location before dropping off.

In Colorado, it is illegal to dispose of electronics in the trash as they contain toxic components that are harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly.

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CD/DVD Player

CD & DVD players and other media players in working condition can be donated to local thrift shops or can be recycled with other electronics at the drop-off locations listed below. Fees may apply; contact specific location before dropping off.

In Colorado, it is illegal to dispose of electronics in the trash as they contain toxic components that are harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly.

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Cell Phone

Cell phones can be recycled at the drop-off locations listed below. Many retail stores, electronic, and cell phone stores also offer in-store recycling options. Fees may apply; contact specific location before dropping off.

In Colorado, it is illegal to dispose of electronics in the trash as they contain toxic components that are harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly.

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Christmas Lights

Strands of holiday lights can be recycled with scrap metal, even with bulbs attached. They can be brought to local scrap metal recyclers and drop-off locations listed below. Tie / bundle up the strands before recycling.

Holiday lights should not be in curbside recycling, as they can damage equipment at the recycling sorting plant.

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Computer Accessory

Computer accessories can be recycled with other electronics at the drop-off locations listed below. Fees may apply – contact specific location for details.

Computer accessories include keyboards, computer mice, speakers, cables & other connectors, hard drives, and other computer peripherals. All of these items are considered electronic waste.

In Colorado, it is illegal to dispose of electronic waste  in the trash as it contains toxic components that are harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly.

Make sure to protect your sensitive information by erasing any data from electronics before recycling them. Some electronics recyclers also offer secure data destruction; contact locations to see if they offer this service.

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Computer Monitor

In Colorado, it is illegal to dispose of electronics in the trash as they contain toxic components that are harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly.

Computer monitors can be recycled as ewaste at the drop-off locations listed below. Fees may apply – contact specific location for details.

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Computer Tower

Computer towers can be recycled with other electronics at the drop-off locations listed below. Fees may apply – contact location for details.

In Colorado, it is illegal to dispose of electronics in the trash as they contain toxic components that are harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly.

Make sure to protect your sensitive information by erasing any data from electronics before recycling them. Some electronics recyclers also offer secure data destruction; contact locations to see if they offer this service.

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Electronics

Electronics in working condition can be donated to local thrift shops. Contact specific locations before donating. They can also be recycled at the drop-off locations listed below. Fees may apply; contact specific location before dropping off.

In Colorado, it is illegal to dispose of electronics in the trash as they contain toxic components that are harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly.

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Extension Cord

Extension cords in working condition can be donated to local thrift stores. Contact stores before donating to verify what they can accept.

Extension cords no longer in working condition can be recycled as scrap metal at drop off locations listed below.

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Lawnmower

Lawnmowers can be recycled as scrap metal at the drop-off locations listed below. They should be emptied of liquids before recycling.

An item must be at least 50% metal to be recycled as scrap metal. This includes a wide variety of items, including water heaters, lawnmowers, wire, satellite dishes, metal shelves and bicycles. Most any item with a motor or power cord has enough metal in it to be recycled as scrap metal. If an item has a circuit board, it must be recycled with electronics.

The only metals that are accepted in curbside recycling are aluminum and steel cans, and aluminum foil. Other scrap metals should never be included in curbside recycling, as they can damage recycling equipment at the sorting facility. They should instead be recycled at local scrap metal recyclers.

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Metal Barrel or Drum

Metal barrels can be recycled as scrap metal at local drop-off centers & scrap metal recyclers. Barrels must be empty of all contents.

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Metal Coat Hanger

Metal coat hangers can be recycled as scrap metal at local drop-off centers & scrap metal recyclers.

Hangers should NOT be included in recycling as they can damage recycling sorting equipment.

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Metal Trash Can

Trash cans made of metal can be recycled as scrap metal at local drop-off centers & scrap metal recyclers.

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Microwave

Gently used microwaves and other small appliances still in working condition can be donated to local thrift stores. Contact store for specific donation guidelines before dropping off.

Microwaves can also be recycled as scrap metal at local scrap-metal recyclers and drop-off locations listed below.

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Pot or Pan

Gently used pots and pans can be donated to local thrift stores or recycled as scrap metal.  

Contact store before donating to verify what they can accept.

Pots and pans that cannot be reused can be recycled as scrap metal at the drop-off locations listed below.  

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Satellite dish

Satellite dishes can be recycled as scrap metal at specified drop off locations.

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Scrap Metal

Scrap metal items can be recycled at the drop-off locations listed below.

An item must be at least 50% metal to be recycled as scrap metal. This includes a wide variety of items, including water heaters, lawnmowers, wire, satellite dishes, metal shelves and bicycles. Most any item with a motor or power cord has enough metal in it to be recycled as scrap metal. If an item has a circuit board, it must be recycled with electronics.

Scrap metal items that contain liquid, like lawnmowers, must be emptied before recycling. Fees may apply to items that contain Freon or other CFCs (freezers, air conditioners etc.).

Pressurized containers such as propane containers cannot be recycled as scrap metal, and should be specially recycled. See how to recycle propane containers here.

The only metals that can be included in curbside recycling are aluminum and steel cans and aluminum foil. Other scrap metal items should never be included in curbside recycling, as they can damage recycling equipment at the sorting facility.

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Snowblower

Snowblowers can be recycled as scrap metal at the drop-off locations listed below. They should be emptied of liquids before recycling.

An item must be at least 50% metal to be recycled as scrap metal. This includes a wide variety of items, including water heaters, lawn mowers, wire, satellite dishes, metal shelves and bicycles. Most any item with a motor or power cord has enough metal in it to be recycled as scrap metal. If an item has a circuit board, it must be recycled with electronics.

The only metals that are accepted in curbside recycling are aluminum and steel cans, and aluminum foil. Other scrap metals should never be included in curbside recycling, as they can damage recycling equipment at the sorting facility. They should instead be recycled at local scrap metal recyclers.

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Stereo / Sound Equipment

Stereos, speakers, and other sound equipment in working condition can be donated to local thrift shops. Contact specific locations before donating. They can also be recycled at the drop-off locations listed below. Fees may apply; contact specific location before dropping off.

In Colorado, it is illegal to dispose of electronics in the trash as they contain toxic components that are harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly.

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Telephone

Telephones can be recycled at the drop-off locations listed below with electronics.

Fees may apply; contact location before dropping off

In Colorado, it is illegal to dispose of electronics in the trash as they contain toxic components that are harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly.

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Television

Televisions in working condition can be donated to local thrift shops. Contact location before donating.

Televisions can also be recycled at the drop-off locations listed below. Fees may apply. Contact specific location before dropping off.

In Colorado, it is illegal to dispose of televisions and other electronics in the trash as they contain toxic components that are harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly.

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Tools

Tools can be donated to local thrift stores or recycled as scrap metal. Contact stores verify if they accept certain tools.

 

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Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum cleaners can be recycled as scrap metal at the drop-off locations listed below.

An item must be at least 50% metal to be recycled as scrap metal. This includes a wide variety of items, including water heaters, lawnmowers, wire, satellite dishes, metal shelves and bicycles. Most any item with a motor or power cord has enough metal in it to be recycled as scrap metal. If an item has a circuit board, it must be recycled with electronics.

The only metals that are accepted in curbside recycling are aluminum and steel cans, and aluminum foil. Other scrap metals should never be included in curbside recycling, as they can damage recycling equipment at the sorting facility. They should instead be recycled at local scrap metal recyclers.

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Video Game System

Video game systems can be donated to local thrift shops or recycled with other electronics at the drop-off locations listed below.

Fees may apply; contact specific location before dropping off.

In Colorado, it is illegal to dispose of electronics in the trash as they contain toxic components that are harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly.

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Wheel

Tire rims can be recycled as scrap metal at local scrap metal recyclers and at the drop-off locations listed below.

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Wire

Wire can be recycled as scrap metal at the locations listed below. Contact location for details on whether to bundle the wire prior to recycling.

If included in curbside recycling, wire and other “tanglers” cause damage to equipment at the recycling sorting facility.

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***DISCLAIMER***

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 cmVjeWNsaW5nQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please call us at 970-221-6600