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Energy Tips

Washing machines are most efficient when fully loaded. When doing partial loads, be sure to reduce the water volume. This saves water and assures your clothes are washed correctly. High Efficiency machines will adjust the water level automatically. Click here to learn more about high efficiency washing machines.

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FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Stack of hazardous waste products

Residents can drop off non-leaking household chemicals. Commercial waste is not accepted.

Items Accepted

  • household batteries
  • paint and pesticides
  • fluorescent lighting
  • cleaning and automotive products
  • vitamins and supplements
  • personal care products, including hair products and lotions
  • mercury-containing items such as thermostats, thermometers and button-shaped batteries

Items Not Accepted

  • tires
  • e-waste
  • explosives
  • asbestos
  • bio-waste (needles, bandages)
  • pharmaceuticals

Mattress Collection

Spring Back Colorado mattress recyclers will collect mattresses and box springs for $15 per item (cash or charge). Details:

Visit for disposal options for non-accepted items.

Learn more about year-round recycling options at

The risk of fire, explosion and spills exists when transporting hazardous waste products, so please prepare items safely for transport, following these rules:

  • store items upright in boxes or tubs, not loose bags
  • keep similar items together (do not stack)
  • containers must be sealed and cannot leak
  • acids and oxidizers must be separated
  • keep items away from children and pets

Prescription drug take-back
Fort Collins Police Services, 2100 S. Timberline Rd., has a year-round prescription drug take-back program that operates Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 am.-2 p.m. For information about other disposal options, please visit Who Recycles What.