Fall into environmental education in October at the Garbage Garage Education Center at the Larimer County Landfill and the Poudre River Public Library. 

Posted: 
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 9:57am
Department: 
Solid Waste

THE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

I started at the Larimer County Solid Waste department in August of 2000. At that time, it was forecasted that the landfill would be “full” in 2003. The department was able to secure a vertical expansion in 2003 and now we are approaching the new end date for being “full”. If current volumes continue, the landfill will reach capacity around the end of December 2025.

Posted: 
Tue, 08/28/2018 - 4:21pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

You place all household recyclables together in your recycling bin, but batteries should never be included in the mix. 

Posted: 
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 3:07pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

Beat the heat and have some fun at the Garbage Garage Education Center. In addition to open drop-in hours, the Garbage Garage Education Center offers free workshops for grade school children, teens and adults this summer. 

Posted: 
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:27pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

The Lake to Lake Triathlon will impact the use of Taft Hill Road, southbound from the intersection at Harmony Road, on Saturday, June 23. A detour will be in place for those needing to enter the landfill between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. that morning. 

Posted: 
Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:24pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

Plan for some fun during summer break for your young, aspiring artists and engineers. In addition to open drop-in hours, the Garbage Garage Education Center offers free workshops for kids this summer. 

Posted: 
Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:25am
Department: 
Solid Waste

Global markets for recycling products have declined so significantly that Larimer County may temporarily allow Waste Management Inc (WM, Inc.) to dispose of some plastics in the landfill that have limited to no market value. 

Posted: 
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:11am
Department: 
Solid Waste

WM, Inc. who is currently under contract to operate the Larimer County Recycling Center recently contacted the County concerning the collapsing prices and end market for specific grade plastics #3, #6 and #7. These types of plastics are commonly thin and flimsy and are used to manufacture take-out cups and “clamshell” deli boxes. These plastic containers are typically numbered with the appropriate recycling symbol on the bottom of each container.

Posted: 
Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:11pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

To learn more about what the future of solid waste in our region, attend one of four public meetings in May to provide feedback and learn about the draft regional management plan concepts for waste recovery and disposal.

Posted: 
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 9:42am
Department: 
Solid Waste

Larimer County Solid Waste Transfer Stations in Berthoud, Red Feather Lakes and Wellington now have a new name, but the same great public service. 

Posted: 
Fri, 04/06/2018 - 9:52am
Department: 
Solid Waste

There are lots of activities for everyone in March at the Garbage Garage Education Center at the Larimer County Landfill.

Posted: 
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:30pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

Build your knowledge of environmental awareness

It feels good to reuse, reduce and recycle...

Posted: 
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:34am
Department: 
Solid Waste

Taft Hill Road in Fort Collins will be closed from Harmony Road to the entrance of the Larimer County Landfill from Sunday, December 10, 2017 to Thursday, December 14, 2017...
 

Posted: 
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:24am
Department: 
Solid Waste

2017 has been a very busy year for us here at Solid Waste. Our landfill has about seven and a half more years of air space remaining at our current fill rate.

Posted: 
Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:05pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

Fun and interactive environmental workshops are scheduled at the Garbage Garage Education Center during days students are out of school.

Posted: 
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:16pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

Larimer County residents now have the option of keeping green waste out of the landfill. So, what is green waste? It’s clean lumber, wood pallets, tree limbs and trimmings...

Posted: 
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:41am
Department: 
Solid Waste
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Larimer County residents may drop off their Christmas trees at the Larimer County Landfill at 5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, free of charge, which began Monday, December 19, 2016, and will continue through ....
Posted: 
Mon, 12/19/2016 - 5:00pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

Larimer County, Colorado-Celebrate America Recycles Day at the Garbage Garage Education Center at the Larimer County Landfill (5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins) Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Drop in during open hours from 10 a.m. to Noon. ....

Posted: 
Sun, 11/06/2016 - 5:00pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

The Garbage Garage Education Center at the Larimer County Landfill is offering FREE school day out, drop-in Fun Days for local school districts. A variety of games, crafts and activities utilizing the 3R's (reduce, reuse, recycle) will be a....

Posted: 
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 6:00pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

 -- For Immediate Release The Solid Waste Department is proud to announce that two of our team members competed and brought home first and second place at the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Solid Waste Association Equipment Road-E-O.  T....

Posted: 
Tue, 06/28/2016 - 6:00pm
Department: 
Solid Waste