For the Curbside Bin
Many holiday waste items are recyclable and can be put in your curbside recycle bin.
Some items cannot go into your curbside recycle bin, but can be recycled elsewhere.
Recycle your Tree
Find out where to recycle your live Christmas tree locally.
Tips to Reduce Your Holiday Waste#
Go Green with Gifts#
Look for gifts with minimal packaging, items that are made from recycled materials, or are produced locally.
Be Mindful of Food Waste#
For the Curbside Bin#
These items can go in your curbside recycle bin.
Cardboard boxes in good shape can be reused. Consider posting boxes on Craigslist, Nextdoor or Facebook Marketplace for those who can reuse them.
These items cannot go into your curbside recycle bin, but can be recycled elsewhere at certain locations.
For a $5 entry fee, you can drop off used cooking oil in a clear, sealed container at the City’s Timberline Recycling Center Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard. Limit 5 gallons.
Do not put fats, oils, and grease down the drain.
Recycle Your Tree#
Recycle your live Christmas tree at the drop off locations listed below. Fees apply, contact specific location for details.*
Be sure to remove all items from tree before dropping off, including: lights, wire, hooks, ornaments, tinsel, and fake snow.
- Timberline Recycling Center Hard-to-Recycle Materials Yard: $6 ($5 entry fee, plus $1 per tree)
- Hageman Earth Cycle: $1 per tree
- Larimer County Landfill: Green Waste Drop Off, $1 per tree
*Free drop off program for trees will not be available this year. Previous drop off locations in city parks will not be operational.