A-Z Recycling Guide -- Business Surplus Equipment/Supplies
There is usually a fee to recycle old computers. Computers contain 3-8 pounds of lead and a myriad of other toxic materials that can contaminate the environment when dumped in a landfill or incinerated. Check with the retailer or manufacturer when you purchase new computer equipment. Many are implementing programs to take back old equipment for recycling.
The Basel Action Network provides a list of recyclers who have signed a pledge to provide environmentally and socially responsible 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. When recycling electronics at any location, it is always good practice to find out if the recycler has signed the pledge.
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: Computers, printers, monitors, televisions, VCRs, fax machines, cell phones, copiers, digital cameras, pdas, telephones, DVD and CD players, remote control devices, home stereo components (except wooden speakers), #2 & #4 plastic bags, inkjet & laser jet toner printer cartridges, shoes, books, fabrics, and computer-type manuals. 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.
Serving Boulder and the Surrounding Area
Phone: (800) GOT-JUNK (468-5865)
Email: (inquiries only)
Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Fri. - Sat., 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Service provided: Will pick up old furniture, appliances, mattresses, refrigerators, carpet, tires, computers, trash, yard waste, electronics, scrap metal, business surplus equipment, construction debris, and more. Will NOT pick up liquid chemicals or explosive materials. Car tires are picked up and recycled with local tire stores. Recycles items that can be recycled. Call or visit website to schedule a pick-up.
11111 W. 6th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: (303) 759-3375
Service provided: Purchases used office furniture for reuse, refurbishing, and resale. Call to arrange for buyer to come to your location. Will pick up sufficient quantities. Some good used office furniture may also be accepted by donation.
Providers' Resource Clearinghouse
14200 E. 35th Place, Unit 105
Aurora CO 80011
Phone: (303) 962-2270
Fax: (303) 962-2280
Service provided: Takes large and small quantities of household and office furniture, working computers (Pentium I and above), and monitors. Also takes large and small appliances in good working order. Call first.
More info: PRC is a non-profit that works with the Jared Polis Foundation.
RC Precision Installations
Phone: (303) 423-3650
Service provided: Purchases used office furniture in good condition. Call to set up an appointment.