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 Recycling Updates Newsletter

Batteries, Household

As of the late 1990’s, household alkaline batteries no longer contain mercury or other heavy metals and are no longer toxic. They are still corrosive and recycling them at one of the specified locations is preferred to landfilling them.

Other types of batteries still contain toxic heavy metals and it’s imperative to properly recycle them. This includes Automotive Batteries and Rechargeable Batteries. 

Name/Address/Hours Comments
Batteries Plus
1107 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-206-0206


http://www.batteriesplus.com

Accepts most types of batteries; both rechargeable and non-rechargeable.  No Liquid NICAD batteries

It is helpful if batteries are separated by type but not required.

The ends of batteries do not need to be taped. 

City of Fort Collins: Timberline Recycling Center - Hard to Recycle Materials Yard
1903 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-221-6600


http://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.

Interstate All Battery Center
300 Willow St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-484-1307


http://www.interstatebatteries.com

Accepts most types of alkalines, NiCd (nickel cadmium), Nimh (nickel metal hydride), Lithium ion and lead acid batteries. 

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.