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Recycling

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City of Fort Collins: Timberline Recycling Center - Hard to Recycle Materials Yard
Fees may apply

1903 S. Timberline Road
Fort Collins
80525

(970) 221-6600

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Accepts:

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Battery, Alkaline

Residential batteries are free of charge to recycle. Commercial batteries are subject to a $5 entry fee as well asadditional fees.

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Plastic Play Structure

$5 entry fee applies.

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Concrete

No rebar

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Yard Trimmings and Leaves

$5 entry fee applies. Additional fees apply based on volume of material.

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Christmas Lights

$5 entry fee applies.

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Plastic Pet Carrier

$5 entry fee applies.

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Video Game System

$5 entry fee applies. Additional fees may apply depending on item.

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Wood Waste

$5 entry fee applies. Additional fees apply based on volume of material. 

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Television

$5 entry fee applies. Additional fees to recycle based on type of TV.

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Lawnmower

$5 entry fee applies. 

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Scrap Metal

$5 entry fee applies.

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Paint - Latex

For quantities larger than 50 gallons, contact Waste-Not Recycling at 970-669-9912. Commercial generators are welcome and may be required to provide additional generator information at the gatehouse.

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Computer Monitor

$5 entry fee applies. Additional fees may apply for larger electronic items.

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Extension Cord

$5 entry fee applies.

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BBQ Grill, Charcoal

$5 entry fee applies.

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Computer Accessory

$5 entry fee applies. Additional fees may apply for larger electronic items.

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Microwave

$5 entry fee applies, plus additional recycling fee depending on size of the microwave. 

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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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Electronics

$5 entry fee applies. Additional fees may apply for larger electronic items.

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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 or recycling. 

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Bulky Rigid Plastics

$5 entry fee applies.

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Cooking Oil and Grease

Residential drop off only, no commercial loads accepted. Limit 5 gallons. $5 entry fee applies.

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Computer Tower

$5 entry fee applies. Additional fees may apply for larger electronic items.

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Cell Phone

$5 entry fee applies.

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Camera or Camcorder

$5 entry fee applies

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Battery, Rechargeable

Residential batteries are free of charge to recycle. Commercial batteries are subject to a $5 entry fee as well asadditional fees.

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Battery, Other

Residential batteries are free of charge to recycle. Commercial batteries are subject to a $5 entry fee as well asadditional fees.

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Automotive Battery

Residential batteries are free of charge to recycle. Commercial batteries are subject to a $5 entry fee as well as additional fees.

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Baling Twine

$5 entry fee applies

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Water Heater

$5 entry fee applies.

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Large Appliance

Appliances such as stoves, ovens, washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers can be recycled at the drop-off locations listed below. If the appliance is in good condition, consider trading it in or selling it to a used appliance store. Fees may apply; contact specific location for details.

Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and water coolers contain freon. State law requires freon be removed by an appropriately licensed company before disposal. See “Refrigerators” to see where these items can be properly recycled.

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Antifreeze

Residential drop off only, no commercial loads accepted. Limit 5 gallons.

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CD/DVD Player

$5 entry fee applies. Additional fees may apply for larger electronic items.  

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Rubbermaid Storage Bin

$5 entry fee applies.

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Bicycle

$5 entry fee applies.

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BBQ Grill, Gas

$5 entry fee applies.

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Wood, Untreated

$5 entry fee applies. Additional fees base on volume of material.

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Metal Barrel or Drum

$5 entry fee applies.

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Metal Coat Hanger

$5 entry fee applies.

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Metal Trash Can

$5 entry fee applies.

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Motor Oil

Used motor oil is accepted at most auto parts stores. Contact specific store for details. It can also be recycled at one of the drop-off locations listed below.

Motor oil should be free of contaminants (gasoline, antifreeze, paint thinner, solvents, dirt, leaves, water, etc.) and placed in a clean, container with a tight-fitting cap (such as a one-gallon plastic milk jug) before recycling.

Used motor oil bottles and other plastic containers that hold motor oil should be thrown away. They cannot be recycled.

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Plastic Bucket

$5 entry fee applies.

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Plastic Lawn Furniture

$5 entry fee applies.

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Porcelain (Sinks, Toilets)

$5 entry fee applies.

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Asphalt

Asphalt can be brought to one of the following centers for recycling. Fees may apply; contact the center for specific details.

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Pot or Pan

$5 entry fee applies.

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Satellite dish

$5 entry fee applies.

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Telephone

$5 entry fee applies. Additional fees may apply depending on item.

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Wheel

$5 entry fee applies.

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Tools

$5 entry fee applies.

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Wire

$5 entry fee applies.

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Wood Pallet

$5 entry fee applies plus additional fees based on volume of materials.

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Live Christmas Tree

$5 entry fee applies, along with additional fees depending on the size of the tree. 

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Battery, Button

Residential batteries are free of charge to recycle. Commercial batteries are subject to a $5 entry fee as well asadditional fees.

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Paint - Oil Based and Lacquers

For quantities larger than 50 gallons, contact Waste-Not Recycling at 970-669-9912. Commercial generators are welcome and may be required to provide additional generator information at the gatehouse.

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Vacuum Cleaner

$5 entry fee applies.

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Brick and Pavers

Bricks and pavers that are still in usable condition can be dropped off to certain local thrift stores for resale and reuse.

Bricks and pavers not in usable condition can be dropped off to one of the following drop-off locations for recycling. Fees may apply; contact specific location for details.

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Battery, Lithium-Ion

Residential batteries are free of charge to recycle. Commercial batteries are subject to a $5 entry fee as well asadditional fees.

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Small Kitchen Appliance

$5 entry fee applies, plus additional fees based on item.

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Snowblower

$5 entry fee applies.

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Stereo / Sound Equipment

$5 entry fee applies. Additional fees may apply depending on item.

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Tile

$5 entry fee applies.

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Shingles, Wood

$5 entry fee applies plus additional fees based on volume. 

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Fire Extinguisher

$5 entry fee applies.

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Stove

$5 entry fee applies.

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Dishwasher

$5 entry fee applies.

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Oven

$5 entry fee applies.

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Personal Care Appliances

$5 entry fee applies.

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Rock and Gravel

$5 entry fee applies.

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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