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News release: During the week of November 14 through November 18th the parking lot area in front of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Recycling area will be closed. During this time the Drop n' Swap shopping for HHW will be closed and the Residential Recycling will be located in another area of the landfill. Commercial recycling will not be affected. There will be a director available to direct traffic to the appropriate location for household chemical drop off and recycling. If you have questions please call the Solid Waste Office at (970) 498-5760. Normal traffic pattern expected to resume Saturday November 19th.

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The Solid Waste Department is responsible for solid and hazardous waste management, recycling, and a variety of environmental and resource management functions. Solid Waste is funded by landfill fees alone, and receives ZERO tax dollars!

Acceptable Items include:

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Weather Closure Policy

Closures/vehicle restrictions can change rapidly due to weather. For current restrictions or closures call (970)498-5770, press 1 pause then 1 again.

Christmas trees are accepted FREE of charge from individual Larimer County citizens ONLY. All decoration and hardware must be removed. No flocked trees allowed. Program runs December 23rd through January 16th. Beginning January 17, 2017, you must pay a regular landfill disposal fee for your tree.

Hours of Operation

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Landfill Disposal
Monday - Saturday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Administrative Office
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hazardous Waste Drop
Business Haz Waste Drop
Haz Waste/Paint Drop Off
Residential: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Wed
Business: Wed, appt. only, call 498-5773
Electronic Recycling
Monday - Saturday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Recycle Bins
Monday - Saturday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Garbage Garage: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Group tours by appt., call 498-5772

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Landfill Fees | Pay your Landfill Account Bill Here ()

APPROVED 2016 fee schedule for landfill and transfer stations

PROPOSED 2017 fee schedule for landfill and transfer stations

Rate Hearing scheduled for:

  • November 14, 2016, County Courthouse, 200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins. More information to come.
  • November 15, 2016, in in Estes Park, Larimer County Building. More information to come.

Please contact the Solid Waste Department with any fee schedule questions: (970)498-5760 or Email

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Contact Information

24-hour information line: (970) 498-5770
Main office: (970) 498-5760
Fax: (970) 498-5780

5887 S. Taft Hill Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526


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