Electronics Recycling Collection Event - NOV. 15

Show your recycling spirit on America Recycles Day by joining other Denver residents in recycling their old electronic items.  On Saturday, November 15th Denver Recycles will be hosting an Electronics Recycling Collection Event for Denver residents to celebrate America Recycles Day, a nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling and encouraging citizens to take action.

E-waste Banned from Disposal in Colorado Landfills

 

As of July 1, 2013, in accordance with Colorado’s Electronic Recycling Jobs Act (SB 12-133, 4/20/12) which bans the disposal of electronic waste in Colorado landfills, the City can no longer accept electronic devices in the trash.

Denver Recycles offers resources like an E-cycle Coupon and special collection events to assist you with recycling your unwanted electronics. There are also free and low cost recycling options through local retailers and manufacturers.

 
For the official bill, answers to FAQs and additional information, please visit www.colorado.gov/cdphe/ewaste

Free Electronics Recycling at Best Buy & Staples

Best Buy and Staples now offer free electronics recycling at their stores. 

BEST BUY:  Consumers can now drop off items with screens up to 32 inches for tube televisions and 60 inches for flat-panel televisions, free of charge.  In addition to televisions, the in-store recycling program includes computer monitors, DVD players, audio and video cables, cell phones and other electronics.  For more information and to watch a video on Best Buy’s electronics recycling program visit BestBuy.com/Recycling

STAPLES:  Free recycling of desktops, laptops, monitors, printers, shredders, UPS devices, computer peripherals, and small office electronics like mobile phones, GPS, and digital cameras.  Accept all brands, but there is a limit of 6 items per customer per day and cannot accept televisions, appliances, floor model copiers, stereo equipment, alkaline batteries, and certain other household electronics. For more information visit Staples.com.

RECYCLING DIRECTORY:  You can also search Denver Recycles' online Recycling Directory for a list of local charities and companies that accept various electronic equipment for recycling.

Free Electronic Take Back for Sony Items

Resident may recycle up to 5 Sony branded products per day for free at Metech Recycling.  Sony will then reimburse Metech for the recycling costs.  Note:  Residents must complete a brief form at Metech when using this program.  For more information on this program, visit metechrecycling

E-cycle Coupon Program

The City of Denver, in partnership with Metech Recycling, is now offering an E-cycle Coupon. The E-cycle coupon will allow Denver residents to drop-off their televisions, monitors and other electronic items at Metech Recycling's facility at a significantly discounted rate. Denver residents may request an E-cycle coupon by completing the online form or by calling 311.
 

Electronics Recycling

Properly and responsibly recycling electronic equipment is very important. Electronics contain a variety of harmful and in some cases even toxic substances, that when discarded, can pose risks to our health and the environment. CRT (cathode ray tube) televisions and monitors on average contain 4 to 8 pounds of lead each. Flat panel televisions, laptops, and monitors have mercury containing lamps inside, and electronics circuitry, and some cords and cables contain significant amounts of lead and cadmium. Recycling these materials also reduces our need to mine or extract more of the natural resources used to make electronics.
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