Fall Leaves and Cleanup, Fort Collins Drop-off Locations
Fall leaves are falling! Street sweepers are out. Rakes are flying off store shelves. Many people find ways to compost their leaves in their own backyards, but that's not for everyone. The City of Fort Collins has many resources to help you dispose of those leaves.
According the Coloradoan:
Fort Collins officials urge residents to keep leaves out of their trash and local landfills. That means leaving the leaves where they fall, finding a use for them around the house, or making an effort to get them somewhere they can be put to good use.
Resources for dealing with fall leaves include:
•Fort Collins Leaf Exchange: City-sponsored Web-based program designed to connect residents who have leaves to dispose of with those who want them: www.fcgov.com/recycling/leaf-exchange.php
•Hageman EarthCycle: Business at 3501 E. Prospect Road accepts leaves and other yard waste for a fee. Materials are recycled: www.hagemanearthcycle.com
•Doug Weitzel, Inc.: 2630 W. Mulberry St. business accepts leaves and other yard waste for a fee. Materials are recycled: www.dougweitzelinc.com
•Larimer County Landfill: At 5887 S. Taft Hill Road, the landfill accepts yard waste for a fee, but materials are not recycled: www.larimer.org/solidwaste
•Gallegos Sanitation: Seasonal yard-waste collection program for a fee; materials are recycled: www.gsiwaste.com
•Ram Waste Systems: Seasonal yard-waste collection program for a fee; materials are recycled: www.ramwastesystems.com
•Waste Management: Leaves may be included with regular trash service pickup. Materials are not recycled. www.wm.com