Electronic Waste

What is Electronic Waste?

  • Anything with a plug or battery (computers, printers, keyboards, monitors, televisions, stereos, microwaves, faxes, VCRs, cell phones, etc.)
  • These items can contain lead and other heavy metals and should not be put in the landfill where they may leak and contaminate the watershed
  • E-Waste is NOT smoke detectors, batteries, and mercury bulbs. These are household hazardous waste (HHW)
  • Colorado law prohibits anyone from disposing of electronic waste into a landfill

Where to Recycle

CFL (Compact Fluorescent Bulb) Recycling 

CFLs are considered hazardous waste and should not be disposed of in the trash. Please bring them to the Pitkin County Solid Waste Center for proper handling.