Denver Recycles, in partnership with MeTech Recycling, offers Denver residents an “E-cycle Coupon” for recycling televisions, monitors and other electronic items. 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 (720-913-1311). Limit of one coupon per household, per calendar year.
Please be sure to safeguard your personal data by wiping your laptops, computers, and cellular phones before handing devices off for recycling or reuse. Generally, deleting all personal files and reinstalling your operating system to factory settings will be sufficient to complete this task.
Expect delays through November; we are currently experiencing changes with our electronics recycler.
ITEMS ACCEPTED FOR ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Televisions, monitors, CPUs, laptops, printers, scanners, faxes, keyboards, mice, stereos, external hard drives & storage devices, cellular phones, telephones, DVRs, VCRs, digital cameras, video recorders, MP3 players, video game consoles, rechargeable batteries, sprinkler control boxes, wires, cables and some small appliances such as microwaves.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Air conditioners, refrigerators, large appliances, coffee makers, vacuums, blenders, garbage disposals, humidifiers, toasters, smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, pressurized canisters, oil or gas devices, fluorescent bulbs, neon signs, car batteries, small button batteries or household batteries (rechargeable batteries okay).
Disposing of electronic equipment in the trash is illegal in Colorado as of July 1, 2013, in accordance with Colorado’s Electronic Recycling Jobs Act (SB 12-133, 4/20/12).
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. Toxic metals and materials commonly found in electronics includes Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Dioxins, Phosphorus, Lead, Lithium, Mercury, Selenium and Silver.
Electronic devices banned from Colorado landfills includes: television sets, central processing units (CPUs), computer monitors, peripherals, printers, fax machines, laptops, notebooks, ultra books, net books, electronic tablets, digital video disc (DVD) players, video cassette recorders (VCRs), radios, stereos, video game consoles and video display devices with viewing screens greater than four inches diagonally.
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.