By recycling glass separately and bringing it to one of these Fort Collins glass recycling locations (see map below) you are helping ensure that nearly 100% of your glass is fully recycled.
Most glass recycled in Larimer County through the single stream programs provided by your waste disposal company ends up crushed. The crushed glass will be used as alternative daily cover at the landfill or as drainage aggregate for landfill pipes. The crushed glass from the sorting facility includes too many rocks, ceramics, and other debris to be recycled into new glass bottles.
So although much of it is diverted from the landfill and reused, it is not being recycled.
Use this Fort Collins Glass Recycling Map to take your glass to a location near you.
*Later in 2016, the City drop-off recycling site will be relocated about half a mile away to City-owned property at 1903 S. Timberline Rd (south of Prospect Rd).