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Recycling

Trash / Landfill
Fees may apply

Accepts:

Item Name Details  
Disinfectant Wipes

Disinfectant wipes should be thrown away in the trash. They are not recyclable.

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Chip Can

Chip cans should be thrown away in the trash. They are made of mixed materials making them unrecyclable. The can, lid and foil seal should all be disposed of in the trash.

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Vinyl Fencing

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Water Filter

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Waxed Cardboard

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Wine Cork

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Wood, Treated or Painted

Treated or painted wood should be reused or disposed of in the trash. It is not accepted at local drop-off locations for recycling.

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Woven Plastic Feed Bag

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Yoga Mat

Gently used yoga mats can be donated to local thrift stores. Contact stores for specific guidelines.

Yoga mats that cannot be donated should be thrown away in the trash.

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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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Tyvek Envelope

Tyvek envelopes should be reused or disposed of in the trash. There are no local recycling options for them. 

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Tupperware Food Storage Container

Plastic Tupperware containers and other plastic food storage containers should be reused or donated if in usable condition. If they cannot be reused, they should be disposed of in the trash.

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Toiletries

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Take Out Food Container

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Styrofoam Cooler or Meal Kit Cooler

Styrofoam coolers are not locally recyclable and should be reused or disposed of in the trash.

This includes Styrofoam coolers used to ship medicines and meal kits. 

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Stroller

Stollers in gently used condition can be donated to local thrift stores or disposed of in the trash. Contact thrift stores for details.

*Strollers that are not in good condition or those that have been recalled should not be donated*

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Sporting Goods

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Solar Panels

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Smoke Detector or Carbon Monoxide Detector

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Single-Use Servingware

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Single-Serve Coffee Pods

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Shoes

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Shingles, Wood

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Shingles, Asphalt

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Seed Tray

Seed trays that cannot be reused should be thrown away in the trash. 

Seed trays are made from a plastic that is not recyclable. 

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Rigid Cardboard Tubes and Corners

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Ribbons and Bows

Ribbons and bows should be reused or disposed of in the trash. They are not recyclable and can harm sorting equipment at the recycling plant.

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Renew Liner

Renewliner like that used in meal kits should be reused or thrown away in the trash. It is not locally recyclable. 

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Reflective Bubble Wrap and Foil Bubble Mailers

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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6-Pack Holder

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Antifreeze Bottle

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Artificial Christmas Tree

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Baking Glassware

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Binder

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Blister Packs / Packaging

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Candy or Food Wrapper

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Car Seat

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Carpet and Rugs

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Carpet Padding

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Carpet Roll Tube

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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CDs & DVDs

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Ceramic Dish

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Cereal Liner Bag

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Clear Plastic Berry and Salad Container

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Compostable Servingware/Dishware

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Corrugated Plastic Election Sign

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Envelopes with Bubble Wrap Inside

Envelopes with bubble wrap on the inside and paper on the outside should be reused or thrown away in the trash. They are not recyclable locally.

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Foam

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Foam Packing Peanuts

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Foil Coffee Bags

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Food Grade Styrofoam

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Frozen Food Box

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Furnace Filter

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Furniture

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Garden Hose

Garden hoses should be donated (if gently used) or thrown away in the trash.

They are not recyclable and SHOULD NOT be put in recycling bins. 

Garden hoses are a significant source of contamination in the recycling stream. When mixed in with other curbside recyclables and brought to the recycling sorting plant, hoses can get tangled in sorting equipment, damaging or breaking it.

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House Insulation

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Label or Sticker

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Light Bulb - Halogen

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Light Bulb - Incandescent

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Manure

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Mattress

Bedbug-free mattresses and box springs can be recycled at the drop-off locations listed below. Fees apply; contact location for details.

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Microwave Popcorn Bag

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Motor Oil Bottle

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Packaging Styrofoam or Polystyrene Foam

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Paper Cup

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Paper Napkin

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Paper Towel

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Party Try/Plastic Tray

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Pet Food Bag

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Pet Waste

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Photograph or Film

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Pillow

Pillows can either be reused or thrown away in the trash.

Throw pillows in reusable condition can be donated to local thrift stores for reuse. Contact specific locations for donation guidelines.

Bed pillows are generally not accepted at thrift stores or charities. They should be thrown way in the trash.

If a pillow is not reusable (i.e. torn, stained, or in bad condition) they should be thrown away in the trash.  

DO NOT put pillows in recycling bins as they can damage equipment at the recycling sorting plant.

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Plastic Barrel or Drum

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Plastic CD & DVD Cases

CD and DVD cases (also known as jewel cases) should be reused or disposed of in the trash. They are not locally recyclable.

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Plastic Coat Hanger

Plastic coat hangers should be reused or disposed of in the trash.

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Plastic Cup

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Plastic Halloween Pumpkin

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Plastic Pallet

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Plastic Take-Out Container

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Plastic Toy

Gently used toys in working condition can be donated to local thrift stores. Contact store to verify if they can take a certain item.

Plastic toys in non-usable condition should be disposed of in the trash.

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Plastic Tube

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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PVC Pipe

This item can be disposed of in the trash or landfill. Currently there are three residential curbside trash haulers in Fort Collins –  Ram Waste, Republic Services (Gallegos Sanitation) and Waste Management. Learn more about curbside trash service at fcgov.com/recycling/curbside.

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Chip Bag

Chip bags and other similar snack bags should be thrown away in the trash. They are not locally recyclable. 

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Disposable Face Mask

Disposable face masks should be thrown away in the trash (sealed in a trash bag). 

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Disposable Gloves

Disposable gloves, including latex and plastic gloves should be thrown away in the trash (sealed in a trash bag).  

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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