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Replace kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators with WaterSense labeled models.

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Household Hazardouse Waste Collection FAQs

How long do I have to wait? 

It fluctuates, though, most participants are in and out in less than 10 minutes. The time it takes also varies depending on the amount you are turning in. 

What kind of batteries do you take?
We accept all household batteries, including:

  • car
  • hearing aid
  • Ni-Cd
  • NiMH
  • Pb acid
  • lithium ion
  • 9-volt

Will you take smoke/carbon monoxide detectors?
Yes 

What other products are included in the paints and pesticides category?
We accept used and unused solvents, stains and spray paints, as well as yard and garden chemicals and fertilizers. 

Can I bring my fluorescent tube lights as well as the spiral bulbs?
Yes, we accept 4’ and 8’ tubes in addition to the spiral bulbs. We also accept light ballasts.

What automotive products/fluids are included?
We accept virtually all automotive fluids, including:

  • antifreeze
  • bad gas
  • gas/oil mixes
  • gear oil
  • hydraulic oil
  • power-steering fluid
  • used oil
  • windshield washer fluid

Will you empty my oil/gas container?
Yes, however, you will have to wait longer. We recommend that you bring it in something you can leave.

Do you take aspirin or other over-the-counter medicine and supplements?
Yes, we take all over-the-counter medications and supplements. Any prescription medication(s) can be dropped off at Fort Collins Police Services.

What are personal care products? 
Shampoos, lotions and similar items. We also take fingernail polish/remover, makeup, etc.

What are mercury-containing items?
Thermostats, appliance switches, thermometers, button-shaped batteries, etc.

Do you accept pool/spa chemicals?
Yes

Do you accept fire extinguishers?
Yes

Do you accept under-the-counter cleaners & bleaches?
Yes