A-Z Recycling Guide -- Telephones and Telephone Systems
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.
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: Telephones and telephone systems for recycling. Items are recycled with electronics for a fee. Fees to recycle home telephones are $2 each and business telephones are $4 each. Answering machines are $2 or $4 depending on size. Cell phones, wires and cables are free. Vehicles that come to CHaRM are charged a $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.
Eco-Cycle's Zero Waste Services (businesses only)
Phone: (303) 444-6634
Services provided: Collection for all traditional recyclables (mixed paper including bagged shredded paper, cardboard, glass and plastic bottles, aluminum and tin cans, scrap metal), hard-to-recycle materials (computers, fax and copier machines, other electronics, plastic bags with a #2 or #4, stretch wrap, #6 white block foam, wooden pallets, textiles, books and paired shoes) and compostables (all food and landscaping waste, uncoated paper products and compostable food service products made from plant materials). Dumpsters, wheeled carts, roll-off boxes, compactors and other collection equipment available. Visit website, call or e-mail for more information. Businesses only.
500 W. 53rd Pl.
Denver, CO 80216
Phone: (720) 377-7700
Accepted materials: Televisions and other electronics including computers and peripherals for recycling. Call or visit website to determine acceptability and fees.
North American Technology Exchange (NATEX)
3773 Monarch St, Ste. F
Frederick, CO 80516
Phone: (303) 443-1984
Service provided: Recovers telecommunication systems for reuse. Prefers large quantities from businesses.
Phone: (888) GO-DEPOT
Service provided: Offers boxes which can be filled with electronics for recycling. Costs are $5, $10 and $15. Check the website or call for locations and additional information.