A-Z Recycling Guide -- Printers
Many manufacturers and some computer stores have take-back programs for computer equipment, including printers. Some will take back used printers even if you haven't purchased a new one from the same manufacturer.
When considering recycling your electronics, it is always good practice to find out if the equipment is being recycled responsibly. The Basel Action Network provides a list of recyclers who have signed a pledge to provide environmentally and socially responsible electronics recycling. Eco-Cycle strongly encourages you to use recyclers from this list. Go to e-stewards.org/find-a-recycler to locate a recycler in your state. Ask the recycler if there is a drop-off center near you.
For many more opportunities to recycle, see the listing under "Computer Equipment" in this guide.
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: Printers are accepted for recycling along with other electronics and peripherals for a fee. Vehicles that come to CHaRM are charged $3 facility use fee per visit in addition to any per-item fees.
Please visit the CHaRM website for the full list of accepted materials, fees, current hours and more details.
Electronics Recyclers International (ERI)
3250 Abilene St.
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: (800) ERI-DIRECT (374-3473)
Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Service provided: Recycle electronics, light bulbs and batteries. Call for more information.
Accepted materials: electronicrecyclers.com/sustainability/products-we-recycle
Service provided: Consumers can drop off items with screens up to 32 inches for tube televisions and 50 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. See Best Buy Recycling for more information.
5763 Arapahoe Ave., Unit 0
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: (303) 444.6389
Service provided: Network Checker provides recycling of computers and peripherals. They also offer Certificate of Destruction for hard drives. Please contact them directly to schedule a pick-up or to learn more about their fees.