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Recycling

 Contact Information

Dept Head: Susie Gordon
  •   11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F, except for holidays)

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Cooking Oil and Grease

Used cooking oil and grease can be recycled at the drop-off locations listed below. Oil should be free of contaminants such as water or food scraps.

Do not put fats, oils, and grease down the drain.

Name/Address/Hours Comments
City of Fort Collins: Timberline Recycling Center - Hard to Recycle Materials Yard
1903 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins
Phone: (970) 221-6600


https://www.fcgov.com/recycling/dropoff.php

The Hard to Recycle Materials Yard is co-located at the Timberline Recycling Drop-Off Center.

There is a $5 facility use fee for the Yard, and additional fees apply for some recyclables (See website for more details). When only dropping off paint or cardboard, no entry fee is required.  Oil-based, enamel, & Latex paints (interior/exterior) are accepted, as are various other coverings (deck coating, varnish, floor paint, primer, sealer, & stains).

Items Accepted (no additional fees required):

  • Antifreeze (30 gallon limit per visit)
  • Used Motor Oil(30 gallon limit per visit)
  • Batteries (At this time, commercially generated batteries are not accepted)
  • Cooking Oil: (25 gallon limit per visit)
  • Scrap Metal: Includes non-refrigeration types of appliances
  • Aggregates: Concrete/Asphalt (no rebar); broken ceramic dishes; toilets and porcelain (non-metal) sinks. Must remove all hardware and seats
  • Baling Twine

Items Accepted for Additional Fees (See website for more details):

  • Electronic Waste
  • Organic Debris
  • Unpainted, untreated lumber including pallets  (No plywood or composite boards) 
City of Loveland Recycling Center
400 N Wilson Ave., Loveland
Phone: 970-962-2529


http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/departments/public-works/stormwater/recycling-center-new

The Loveland Recycling Center accepts a wide variety of materials, including #1-#7 plastic tubs, waste cooking oil, scrap metals, and other hard to recycle items including hard backed books, porcelain toilets and sinks (remove all hardware). Fort Collins residents should expect to pay a fee to drop off yard and wood waste. Electronics (TVs, computers, monitors, etc.) require a small fee. Batteries are free.

Loveland residents must present a current yard debris permit to drop off yard/wood debris.  To obtain a permit, call the Solid Waste Division at 970-962-2529 or stop by the office at 105 W. Fifth St.

Eco-Cycle CHaRM (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials)
6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder
Phone: 303-444-6634


http://www.ecocycle.org/charm

Accepts electronics, appliances, #6 white block foam, plastic bags, bubble wrap, mattresses, yoga mats, cooking oil, bicycles, clean porcelain toilets and sinks, plate glass windows, scrap metal and more for recycling and reuse.  See website for a full list of materials.

There is a $3 facility fee for all vehicles entering the CHaRM to recycle hard-to-recycle materials in addition to fees for specific items.  Fee for appliances with Freon (R) is $15. 

Refer to website for full guidelines and fees

 

Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins
Phone: (970) 498-5771


http://www.larimer.org/solidwaste/haz.htm

On the same property as the Larimer County Landfill, located south of Fort Collins on Taft Hill Rd. (about two miles south of Harmony Rd.).  Please refer to the Larimer County Hazardous Waste website for hours.

Sharps must be brought in an OSHA-approved sharps container, which can be purchased from most local drug stores. Needles brought in any other containers or loose needles will not be accepted.

There is a self-serve used motor oil depository located near the Household Hazardous Waste center and is open only when the landfill is open.

Appliances containing Freon, like air conditioners, freezers, and refrigerators, are charged a set fee, which includes a handling charge and Freon removal. All other appliances and large items are charged the same as regular trash.

Accepts propane tanks 30 gallon or less, helium tanks and small liquid fuel stove canisters, also fluorescent lightbulbs

Also at the landfill are an e-waste recycling facility, and a recycling facility similar to the City's drop-off recycling site.