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Recycling

Best Buy
Fees may apply

4040 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins
80525

(970) 225-6003

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Accepts:

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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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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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Printer Cartridge

Printer cartridges can be recycled at the drop-off locations listed below.

Many manufacturers provide pre-paid envelops or mailing labels to return used printer cartridges for recycling.

Many retail stores that sell printer cartridges and toner will also take used ones back for recycling – check with stores for details.

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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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Electronics

Contact for details of what electronics are accepted. Fees apply. 

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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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Battery, Rechargeable

Rechargeable batteries should be properly disposed of as household hazardous waste at the following drop-off locations. Contact location for details of what can and cannot be accepted.

These batteries contain heavy metals which can be harmful to human health and the environment if not disposed of properly.

Batteries should NEVER be included in curbside recycling or trash, as they can be highly flammable if not handled safely.

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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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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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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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***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 recycling@fcgov.com. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please call us at 970-221-6600