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 Recycling Updates Newsletter

Yard Waste

Along with the centers listed below, your local trash hauler also offers seasonal yard waste collection service (April – November) for an extra fee. Contact them for details.

Interested in learning more about composting? Thinking about starting your own backyard composting system? Visit the City’s composting page at:

Name/Address/Hours Comments
A1 Organics
16350 WCR 76, Eaton
Phone: 970-454-3492

A1 Organics collects food waste, yard waste, and wood waste. Materials are accepted at their facility in Eaton, which also sells compost.

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

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

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.

Doug Weitzel, Inc.
2630 W. Mulberry St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-482-4983

Suppliers of natural organic landscape products. Accepts leaves, grass, garden waste, and branches (up to 6 inches in diameter). Please separate branches and leaves from grass and garden waste. Drop off fee.

Gallegos Sanitation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1986, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-484-5556

GSI offers an array of products and services including: trash bags and carts, dumpsters and roll-offs for a variety of materials including, single-stream, cardboard, appliances, electronics, yard waste, food waste recycling and more. Also available are portable toilets and hand washing stations


For more information how or where to recycle something use the GSI Waste Wizard here


Hageman Earth Cycle Inc.
3501 E. Prospect Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-221-7173

Accepts clean construction wood waste (clean lumber, scrap wood, and pallets, no treated wood). No cement, sheetrock, carpet remnants. Also accepts yard wastes including leaves, grass clippings, tree branches (less than 24" in diameter), sod and soil, rock and gravel. Wood wastes may contain nails, but no metal or trash. Tree stumps not accepted.

Larimer County Landfill
5887 S. Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: (970) 498-5760

Items accepted at the landfill include: Mattresses, hot water heaters, furniture, refrigerators, carpet, TVs, and more! View A-Z list of waste materials for complete list.

NEW - Landfill Greenwaste site:  Larimer County residents now have the option of keeping green waste out of the landfill. So, what is green waste? It’s clean lumber, wood pallets, tree limbs and trimmings; tree trunks less than two feet in diameter by six feet long; and yard waste. Larimer County Solid Waste begins their Residential Green Waste Program on August 21, 2017.  

Green waste will be accepted at the $5.50 per-cubic yard rate, with no surcharge. All loads must be unloaded by waste type [clean lumber and pallets, green waste, logs, and yard waste]. No other trash will be accepted in a load; all mixed loads will go to the landfill.

The following items will not be accepted as green waste: fiberboard, food waste, metal, painted wood, plastic, plywood, root balls, soil, trash, and treated wood. Bags and containers cannot be dumped with green waste and should be kept for reuse.



Leaf Exchange Website


Whether you need leaves for composting or you're looking to keep this year's heaps out of the landfill, Fort Collins Leaf Exchange is the place to visit.

Ram Waste Systems, Inc.
5704 Bueno Dr., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-226-3396

Ram Waste Systems offers trash and recycling services to residents and businesses

Waste Management of Northern Colorado
40950 Weld County Rd. 25, Ault
Phone: 970-674-2500

Waste Management provides waste and recycling services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, including curbside pickup of trash and recyclables.