All items listed below can be recycled on-site in the appropriate recycling bins at the Larimer County Landfill. See Site Map of Landfill and Facilities for the location of the recycle bins. Recyclables at our drop-off bins are separated by material type. Go to Recycle at Home to learn more about curbside single-stream recycling.

As a general rule of thumb:

  • Lids and labels are okay. 
  • Your recyclable containers should be empty and dry when recycled. Tip: Use a spatula to remove remaining product from peanut butter, dressing or syrup bottles and jars. 
  • Plastic windows on envelopes, tape, rubber bands and staples do not have to be removed before recycling paper and paper products.

What and how to recycle on-site at the recycling bins:

Tip: Keep paper dry

No paper with neon or deep hues, no carbon paper, no laminated paper, no plastic-coated papers.

Tip: Keep paper dry

No cardboard, no carbon paper, no construction paper, no hardback or paperback books, no phone books, no paper bags, or no plastic bags

Tips: Empty and flatten all boxes

No paper tissues, towels or napkins; no paper plates or cups; no pet food or charcoal bags

Tips: Keep lids on. Check that containers are empty and dry.

No bags, no compostable items, no glass bottles and jars, no paint/stain cans, no styrofoam

Tips: Flatten boxes, remove liners and styrofoam packing

No wet, soiled or waxed cardboard

Tip: Check that containers are empty and dry.

No plate glass, no drinking glasses, no oven cookware, no light bulbs, no ceramics.


  1. Computers and electronics can be recycled for a fee at the Electronics Recycling scale house, just north of the recycling bins. Please see Electronics Recycling for more information and fees.

  2. Large appliances are recycled near the landfill's disposal area. Regular landfill fees are charged, which may include a freon removal fee, if appropriate.

  3. In an effort to place fewer plastics into our landfill, the Solid Waste Department has developed a partnership to recycle inkjet and laser jet cartridges. If you're currently throwing away your used cartridges, please consider dropping them off instead at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the Landfill, 5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, open Monday-Saturday (except Wednesdays), from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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5887 S. Taft Hill Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Phone: (970) 498-5760
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.