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).
Denver Recycles offers special collection events to assist you with recycling your unwanted electronics.
LOCATION: Metech Recycling, 500 W. 53rd Pl., Denver (From I-25, Exit 58th Ave.)
APPOINTMENT: Participation is by appointment only. Select your appointment time slots online at https://oct10-ecycle.eventbrite.com, then show up on October 10th at your scheduled appointment time with your electronic items.
FEE: $5 per vehicle includes first two “screens” (televisions, monitors and/or laptops). Additional screens will cost an additional fee of $5 per screen. Fee collected at event. A normal fee per screen can range from $15 to $40.
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.
Items Not Accepted: Air conditioners, large appliances, vacuum cleaners, car batteries or household batteries (rechargeable batteries okay).
As a BAN e-Stewards(r) 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.
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, Denver Environmental Health
Best Buy and Staples now offer free electronics recycling at their stores.
BEST BUY: Consumers can now drop off items with screens up to 32 inches for tube televisions and 60 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. For more information and to watch a video on Best Buy’s electronics recycling program visit BestBuy.com/Recycling.
STAPLES: Free recycling of desktops, laptops, monitors, printers, shredders, UPS devices, computer peripherals, and small office electronics like mobile phones, GPS, and digital cameras. Accept all brands, but there is a limit of 6 items per customer per day and cannot accept televisions, appliances, floor model copiers, stereo equipment, alkaline batteries, and certain other household electronics. For more information visit Staples.com.
RECYCLING DIRECTORY: You can also search Denver Recycles' online Recycling Directory for a list of local charities and companies that accept various electronic equipment for recycling.
As of July 1, 2013, in accordance with Colorado’s Electronic Recycling Jobs Act (SB 12-133, 4/20/12) which bans the disposal of electronic waste in Colorado landfills, the City can no longer accept electronic devices in the trash.
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.