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Hazardous Waste Collection

Collection events offer Fort Collins residents a chance to safely and properly dispose of household hazardous waste.

Next event:

2018 dates coming soon.


City of Fort Collins Streets Facility
625 Ninth Street (map)

Residents are invited to drop off non-leaking household chemicals. Commercial waste is not accepted.

Items accepted:

  • household batteries
  • paint and pesticides
  • CFL bulbs
  • 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 include tires, e-waste, explosives, asbestos, bio-waste (needles, bandages) and pharmaceuticals. Visit for disposal options for non-accepted items.

Learn more about recycling options at


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

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.

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Making a Difference
The May 30, 2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection event was a big success. We had over 1,100 participants and collected approximately 90,000 pounds of household hazardous waste. See more collection results.

Tip #165

Insulate attics, exterior walls and crawl space walls (rebates available).

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