You may have seen the NPR article on how big oil misled the public (see it below) and now you are wondering what does that mean for recycling in Larimer? Does it all get landfilled? (No, it doesn't:)

Waste Management (WM) processes all recyclables from Larimer County. Right now, plastic resin types 3, 6 and 7 do not have a market and are being landfilled. However, 100% of remaining residential plastics processed by WM go to domestic markets (North America).  Read More...

Posted: 
Wed, Sep 16 - 01:16 pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

The Larimer County North Landfill Will be the topic of October's meeting with Commissioner Kefalas.

Join us virtually Oct. 1st From 7:30-9:00 a.m. in answering the most common FAQ's for the New Landfill coming to Wellington. RSVP for this virtual meeting by emailing: gstill@larimer.org

Posted: 
Wed, Sep 16 - 11:38 am
Department: 
Solid Waste
Items on this page are NOT recyclable and hurt the recycling process down the line:
  • Garden hoses and cords
  • COVID-19 safety items (gloves, masks, wipes)
  • Disposable cups (hot and cold), plates, utensils, straws   Read More...
Posted: 
Wed, Sep 16 - 10:56 am
Department: 
Solid Waste

If you need to dispose of your holiday décor, there are some eco-friendly options. Residents can recycle their Christmas trees at the Larimer County Landfill from December 26 – January 20. 

Posted: 
Fri, Dec 20 - 09:47 am
Department: 
Solid Waste

The North Front Range Regional Wasteshed Coalition has earned the 2019 Outstanding Community or Government Program Award from the National Recycling Coalition.

Posted: 
Thu, Aug 29 - 01:36 pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

The Lake to Lake Triathlon will impact the use of Taft Hill Road, southbound from the intersection at Harmony Road, on June 22, 2019.

Posted: 
Thu, Jun 20 - 01:43 pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

The Town of Estes Park and the Larimer County Solid Waste Department are working together to make residential recycling easier for the residents of Estes Valley.

Posted: 
Wed, Apr 24 - 03:23 pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

Learn something new about waste diversion and vermicomposting at the Garbage Garage Education Center. 

Posted: 
Thu, Jan 24 - 12:30 pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

Come in from the cold with hot cocoa and environmental education at the Garbage Garage Education Center at the Larimer County Landfill. 

Posted: 
Thu, Dec 20 - 12:35 pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

Don’t trash it, recycle it instead. The Larimer County Landfill is accepting Christmas trees from Larimer County residents for free, from Dec. 21 to Jan. 21, 2019. 

Posted: 
Thu, Dec 13 - 02:03 pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

Have a holly, jolly, eco-friendly Christmas! Larimer County Solid Waste Department is offering free workshops and activities to help you stay on the planet's "nice" list. For registration and information on these activities, contact Gloria Cohen at [970] 498-5772, gcohen@larimer.org

Posted: 
Mon, Nov 05 - 11:40 am
Department: 
Solid Waste

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, Sep 27 - 09:57 am
Department: 
Solid Waste

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

Posted: 
Thu, Aug 23 - 03:07 pm
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, Jul 23 - 12:27 pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

We have seen no change in the plastics #3-6-7 commodity market to date. Those plastics will continue being landfilled until further notice.

Posted: 
Tue, Jul 10 - 12:46 pm
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, Jun 18 - 01:24 pm
Department: 
Solid Waste

There has been no change in the commodity market that would change how plastics #3-6-7 could be sent to market.  These materials will continued to be landfilled at this time. 

Posted: 
Thu, May 24 - 10:54 am
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, May 22 - 11:25 am
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, May 18 - 10:11 am
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, May 17 - 04:11 pm
Department: 
Solid Waste