A-Z Recycling Guide -- Electric Motors
Electric motors can be recycled with scrap metal. They should be drained of all fluids.
Eco-Cycle CHaRM (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials)
6400 Arapahoe Rd. (co-located with ReSource)
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: (303) 444-6634
Accepted materials: Electric motors are accepted as scrap metal at the CHaRM, free of charge. Please remove any batteries, fuel or other liquid from the motor before depositing.
Please visit the CHaRM website for the full list of accepted materials, fees, current hours and more details.
Longmont Waste Diversion Center
Boulder County Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Center
286 Ridge Rd. (E. of Peak to Peak Hwy.)
Nederland, CO 80466
Phone: (303) 258-7878
Accepted materials: Scrap metal for recycling during staffed hours only. Appliances are accepted for a fee. Call for more information.
City of Louisville
The City of Louisville is offering a pilot scrap metal collection program. Drop off items that are at least 50% metal for recycling--such as microwaves, toasters, pipes, shelving, empty paint cans and more--at the Public Works and Operations Yard at 1600 Empire Rd. in Louisville from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, city holidays excepted. The program will not accept refrigerators or other appliances containing Freon, propane canisters or other sealed tanks, cable, wire, batteries or any hazardous waste. (Find options for recycling these materials here.) Learn more about the scrap metal recycling program.
Boulder Electric Motor Co.
3865 Walnut St.
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 443-1331
Accepted materials: Large, working single or triple-phase electric motors in need of only minor repairs. Examples of motors that may be accepted include furnace motors and swimming pool pump motors. Accepts non-working motors that will be sold for scrap. Call for details.