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Celebrate Earth Day in Northern Colorado

Republic Services Encourages Residents to Celebrate

Earth Day by Improving Recycling Habits

Northern Colorado residents should always recycle aluminum 

 and tin cans, plastic bottles, tubs, jugs, jars, glass bottles and paper products and cartons 

Republic Services, a leader in recycling...


Town of Timnath Clean Up Day Success

A Community Proves Reuse and Recycling Works

Gallegos Sanitation, Inc. (GSI) has the privilege of working with The Town of Timnath, through our partnership with Mantooth Marketing Company, for the annual Town of Timnath Spring Clean-up day, hosted on Saturday, September 26th at the Timnath Community Park.

As their partner, GSI has provided waste and recycling services for this event the past four years. For 2020, a Fall Clean-up event was added. The Town of Timnath Clean Up and Appreciation...


Waste and Recycling Services to Continue Amid COVID-19

You can count on GSI to continue offering clean and reliable sanitation services. We are continuing to operate all normally scheduled trash, recycling and portable restroom routes in the safest of manners. Routes may run slightly slower during the course of the next couple of weeks; however, GSI is committed to servicing our customers as long as dumpsites continue to remain open.

Our office is...


Did your bill increase? Here’s why:

To our valued customers:

Gallegos Sanitation, Inc. would like to first and foremost say THANK YOU! We have reached our 60th year of serving Northern Colorado. We could not have done it without customers like you. Our core values will continue to be customer-centric and focused on Safety, Service, and Sustainability.

Our goal is to provide you the highest quality service at a fair price. Due to the dilemma with today's current recycling market, we all find ourselves at a crossroad. Dilemma...


The Larimer County Wasteshed Plan

The Wasteshed Plan  --- Is it the right time ?

The past year, a regional Wasteshed Plan has been discussed and developed to prepare for the future of waste collection in Larimer County. It has been determined that the Larimer County Landfill will reach capacity and close by 2024. From the onset, the plan looks sound with funding provided outside of local tax dollars. Plans include developing a new landfill and upgrading the current recycle center. In addition, adding construction and demolition...


Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree


2017 Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations and Information:

All decorations must be removed from trees prior to drop-off. Please remove all:
Wreaths Plastic bags
Ornaments Tree stands
Hooks Tinsel
Nails Bags
Artificial trees
Please note the following drop –off locations below.

Fort Collins Drop-off Sites:
The City of Fort Collins will accept Christmas trees from December 26, 2016, to January 16, 2017. Trees will be chipped on site and processed into wood mulch for residential...


What is this ‘Material Recovery Fee’ on my bill?

What is this Material Recovery Fee I see on my bill?

Since the middle part of 2015, the world has seen a major shift in the value of normal recyclable materials. Since then, recyclable commodities values have plummeted to the point that in our local market that we have had a shift of more than $60/ton and now must pay nearly as much to dump recyclables at the area Material Recovery Facility. In many parts of the community, largely including all in city Fort Collins rates for trash collection have...


Driving Safely On Our Streets

The summer cometh and so does the foliage growth. How do professional drivers maneuver a 6,000 pound truck around all that greenery? Very carefully!


As you see a Gallegos Sanitation truck operating in our community, know that each driver is constantly giving his/her attention to areas that present a blocked or hindered view of traffic and pedestrians. All too often our drivers experience such challenges as:

inadequate clearance from low-lying tree branches
obstructed view of...


Summer Roadwork Means Route Modifications

Everyone knows that summertime brings increased street and infrastructure construction work - and this summer more than ever!  Just getting our trucks into your neighborhood produces a plethora of challenges for our route supervisors, dispatchers, drivers, and helpers.


Both the known and unknown circumstances affect our route efficiency each and every day. Such challenges as street closures, detours, train delays disturbing traffic flow, hot weather effects on an idling engine, and...


2016 Residential Services

Your Options for Residential Services

Gallegos Sanitation offers more service CHOICES than any other waste and recycling hauler in Northern Colorado. We would like to remind you of the many choices you have for service options as one of our customers.



Use YOUR OWN Containers:  This option is for customers who own 30-35 gallon container(s) of metal or plastic for their waste.  However, these carts/cans must remain within those size limits to stay in compliance...