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E-cycle Coupon Program

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The City of Denver, in partnership with Metech Recycling, is now offering an E-cycle Coupon. 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).

 

image of various electronic itemsItems Accepted for Electronic 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, 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).

Denver Recycles to host Electronics Recycling Collection Event on Saturday, October 7, 2017

image of woman holding electronics for recyclingDenver Recycles will be holding an electronics recycling collection event on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Metech Recycling from 8 AM to Noon. Participation is by appointment only and only a limited number of appointments are available for this event.

SORRY THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL

EVENT INFORMATION:

LOCATION: Metech Recycling, 500 W. 53rd Pl., Denver (From I-25, Exit 58th Ave.)

APPOINTMENT: Participation is by appointment only. Select your appointment time slot, then show up on October 7th at your scheduled appointment time with your electronic items. Appointment availability is on a first come, first served basis and only a limited number of appointments are available for this event.

FEE: $10 per television, $10 per monitor, or $5 minimum per vehicle. Fee collected at event. The standard, non-event fee per television or monitor can range from $25 to $75.

Sample Event Pricing

  • 2 laptops, 1 CPU, keyboards = $5
  • 3 towers, 2 power surges, 1 scanner = $5
  • 1 tv, 3 printers, mice, VCR = $10
  • 1 tv, 1 monitor, 1 fax machine = $20
  • 3 tv’s = $30

ITEMS ACCEPTED: 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, wires, cables and some small appliances such as microwaves. No size limits on televisions.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Air conditioners, refrigerators, large appliances, coffee makers, vacuums, blenders, 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).

QUESTIONS: Contact Denver Recycles at 311 (720-913-1311) or DenverRecycles@DenverGov.org.

EVENT PARTNERS: Metech Recycling, City & County of Denver, Denver Public Works, Denver Recycles and Denver Environmental Health.

EVENT NOTES:

  • This event is open to Denver residents only. No commercial or business recycling. Be prepared to show proof of your Denver residency.
  • For information on how to help save energy visit the City’s Denver Energy Challenge program at DenverEnergy.org.
  • E-cycle Coupon pricing will not be honored at this event.  Event pricing fees as posted above will apply to all attendees on April 15, 2017.

As a BAN e-Stewards Certified Electronics Recycler, Metech Recycling ensures that all client assets containing data are either sanitized prior to resale or are physically destroyed by means of pulverization or incineration. Hard drives pending potential resale are sanitized, verified and validated to NIST 800-88 & DOD 5220.22-M data erasure standards.  Data containing devices that fail the sanitation process are physically destroyed.


Other Electronic Recycling Drop-off Options

For a list of local retailers that can safely recycle your old electronic items, visit the online Recycling Directory.

 
E-Waste Banned from Disposal in Colorado Landfills

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.