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Contact Information

  •   Dept Head: Susie Gordon
  •   PO Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580
Recycling Contact
  •   11am-5pm Monday through Friday

Recycling Updates Newsletter

Timberline Recycling Center

Location and Hours of Operation

1903 S. Timberline Rd., Fort Collins CO 80525

Everyday Recycling Drop-off site (no charge):

  • Seven days/week, 365 days/year, during daylight hours

Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard ($5 facility use fee):

  • Regular Hours: Tues-Sat 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Winter Hours (Nov 1 – Mar 31): Tues-Sat 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Holidays Observed: Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (Closes at Noon), Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

Everyday Recycling Drop-off Site: Materials & Guidelines

The City accepts common recyclables like cardboard, paper, mixed bottles/cans, and glass at the everyday recycling drop-off site for no charge.

While this site accepts paper that has already been shredded, PLEASE NOTE - THIS SITE DOES NOT OFFER SHREDDING SERVICES


Container #1: (Paperboard, Phone Books and Low Grade Paper)

Containers #2 & #3: Corrugated Cardboard and Brown Paper Bags

Containers #4 & #5 Office Paper, Magazines, Newspapers, Junk Mail, and Shredded Paper ONLY (Paper products)

Containers #6 & #7: Commingled Containers (Bottles/Cans)

Containers #8 & #9 (Glass Only)

Containers for Plastic Bags and Film

Hard to Recycle Materials Yard ($5 facility use fee)

There is a $5 facility use fee charged for hard to recycle items (additional fees apply for e-waste and organic debris).

Cash, checks, or credit cards are accepted.

Note that this area is closed on Sundays and Mondays

Give the gift of recycling! Stop by the gatehouse at the Timberline Recycling Center's Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard to buy certificates for a complimentary entrance


Used Motor Oil


Cooking Oil


Electronic Waste (additional fees apply)

Scrap Metal


Organic Debris (additional fees apply)

Baling Twine

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