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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

Alpine Waste & Recycling | Fees may apply

645 West 53rd Place

(303) 744-9881


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Coffee Grounds

Commercial composting services only

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Food Waste

Commercial composting services only

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Paper Towel

Paper towels should be disposed of in the trash or composted in a commercial composting system. Please check with specific compost companies to find out if they can accept paper towels.

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Pizza Box

Pizza boxes that are not significantly soiled with food waste can be recycled in your curbside recycling bin or at the drop-off locations listed below.

Pizza boxes that are greasy or have food on them should be thrown away. If there is a large amount of grease on the bottom of the pizza box, tear off the greasy section to throw away or compost and then recycle the clean portion.

While Fort Collins municipal code bans the landfill disposal of cardboard, items that can’t be recycled, such as greasy pizza boxes, are excluded. Dirty or soiled cardboard should be composted or thrown in the trash.

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Pumpkins can be composted in backyard compost systems or through local compost companies.

Plastic pumpkins can be donated to local thrift shops or be thrown away. They should not be included in recycling.

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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