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Recycling

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Dept Head: Susie Gordon
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Goodwill Industries

Accepts:

Item Name Details  
CDs & DVDS

Commercial movies or audio books in gently used condition can be donated to local thrift stores. Contact store for specific donation guidelines before dropping off. Personally recorded CDs or DVDs cannot be donated, and are not accepted in our local recycling system. They should be thrown away in the trash.

CD cases (jewel cases) and DVD cases are also not recyclable locally and should also be thrown away.

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Furniture

Furniture in gently used condition can be donated to local thrift stores. Certain thrift stores also offer pick-up of unwanted items. Contact individual stores to verify what they can accept.

If furniture is not suitable for reuse, you can haul it to the landfill or contact a company to haul it to the landfill for you. Trash companies and other companies will provide this service for a fee.

Never place furniture in dumpsters. Using a dumpster that you do not pay for is illegal. Even if you live in an apartment complex with a dumpster, do not dispose of furniture in the dumpster. They are designed for everyday waste. Apartment complexes will be charged extra for any furniture disposed of in their dumpsters.

Furniture should never be placed in recycling as it can damage recycling sorting equipment.

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Household Item

Household items in gently used and working condition can be donated to local thrift stores. Items must be clean, undamaged, and in good working order.

Some thrift stores also offer pick-up of unwanted items. Contact individual stores to verify what they can accept. Fees may apply for pick up.

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Office and School Supplies

Many office and schools supplies can be reused or donated to local thrift stores. Contact store for donation guidelines before dropping off.

Supplies made of paper – such as file folders, printer paper, and note cards can be recycled as mixed paper in your curbside recycling bin or at recycling drop-off centers.

Small odds and ends – like scissors, pencils, erasers etc. – that cannot be reused should be thrown away. DO NOT include these items in recycling. 

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Sporting Goods

Gently used sporting goods can be donated to local thrift stores.

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Videotape or Cassette Tape

Commercial video tapes or cassette tapes in gently used condition can be donated to local thrift stores. Contact store for specific donation guidelines before dropping off.

Personally-recorded videotapes or cassette tapes, or commercial tapes that are not in good condition should be disposed of in the trash. Residents can also search online for national mail-in programs that offer recycling.

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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