How Do I Recycle or Get Rid of Holiday Waste This Time of Year?

Holiday Disposal Tips

As the holiday season falls upon us, we want to help our Northern Colorado community understand the best ways to manage their abundance of waste. From trees, to broken lights and turkey grease, we have researched local options to help you rid yourself of the clutter. Most drop-off locations offer free service for a limited time only. For your convenience, GSI offers special pick-up large items for a nominal fee.  

PICK-UP SERVICE:

GSI customers can request a special curbside pick-up of your tree or other bulky items, like furniture, by calling in-advance.  Your route driver will pick it up and take it to the landfill. Email us at custserv@gsiwaste.com or call 970-484-5556.

FREE TREE RECYCLING DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

Before dropping off your tree, all items must be removed including lights, wires, hooks, ornaments, tinsel and fake snow.

BERTHOUD: Dec. 26 through Jan. 4 (970-532-1600)

FORT COLLINS: Dec. 26 through Jan. 20

After Jan. 20 fees apply at these locations:

GREELEY: Dec. 26 through the end of Jan. (970-673-2042)

LARIMER COUNTY RESIDENTS:  Dec. 26 through Jan. 20

LOVELAND: Dec. 26 through Jan. 31 (962-2727) Must provide a current Yard Waste Debris Permit.

WELD COUNTY RESIDENTS Dec. 26 through the end of Jan. (970-673-2042)

WELLINGTON: Dec. 26 through Jan. 20

WINDSOR: Dec. 26 through Jan. 24 (970-674-2440)

**One February 8th, the Annual Fort Building Event will be held at Eastman Park.

TIMNATH: The Town of Timnath does not have a Christmas tree drop-off site. The closest site is in Fort Collins.

Have you thought about other ways to reuse and re-purpose your trees?  If so, let us know by visiting our Facebook page and posting your innovated ideas.😊 Artificial trees, in good condition, can be donated to local thrift stores.

ODDS & ENDS HOLIDAY RECYCLING:

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS or Metal Christmas Stands/Random Metal can be recycled with any metal recycling such as Aragon’s, Colorado Iron and Metal, and Anderson’s Metal, the City of Loveland or Timberline Recycling Center for a small

COOKING OIL: Can be taken to the City of Loveland , Timberline Recycling Center and Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Facility for a small fee.

ELECTRONICS: Can be BE PICKED UP BY GSI BY MAKING SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS OR DROP OFF AT the City of Loveland or Timberline Recycling Center for a small fee.

BATTERIES: Can be taken to the City of Loveland Recycle Center,  Larimer County Hazardous Waste, Timberline Recycling Center, Weld County Hazardous Waste

BULK CARDBOARD BOXES: City of Loveland Recycle Center, Larimer County Recycle Center, Timberline Recycling Center,

 

REMEMBER: WHEN IT COMES TO CURBSIDE RECYCLING, LESS IS MORE!!!

See below for your curbside how to dispose of your waste and recycling the right way.

CURBSIDE RECYCLING CURBSIDE TRASH
TISSUE PAPER FOOD
CARDBOARD BOXES STYROFOAM PACKAGING (BRICKS, PEANUTS, ETC)
GIFT BOXES PLASTIC WRAPPING
GREETING CARDS PLASTIC FROM CARDBOARD PACKAGING/TOYS
PAPER GIFTWRAP BAGS TREES
WINE AND BEER BOTTLES CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS
WATER AND SODA BOTTLES METALLIC WRAPPING AND BAGS
BUTTER, SOUR CREAM, YOGURT TUBS PLASTIC FOOD WRAPPING
TOYS
CHRISTMAS TREE STAND
FAKE CHRISTMAS TREES
HOLIDAY LIGHT STRANDS & LAWN INFLATABLES