A helpful tip that will save time and money at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is to simply keep shredded paper (shred) out of the single-stream recycle cart!
Why? Because shred is a nuisance since the tiny pieces of paper fly out of the cart (on a windy day), and then fly throughout the MRF facility – making paper dust an air quality issue. Most notably, the shred clogs the expensive machinery that helps to separate items as they move along the conveyer at the recycle center/MRF.
If you want to recycle shred properly, please separate it from your single-stream and take it to the City of Fort Collins Timberline Recycle Center, located at 1903 S. Timberline Rd in Fort Collins Click Here for map. The Timberline Recycle Center is open as a free public drop-off site seven days a week during daylight hours. There is also a Hard-to-Recycle Materials yard there that accepts paint, motor oil, batteries, and much more, click for further information.