On July 1, 2013, the state of Colorado started prohibiting the disposal of computers and other electronics in landfills and it’s with good reason - computers and electronics contain toxic chemicals like lead, mercury and brominated flame retardants.
Waste Connections of Colorado, Denver, is committed to good stewardship of the environment and encourages residential and commercial customers to recycle properly – please do not put any electronic item in any Waste Connections’ container.
As consumers continue to buy the newest model of phones, tablets and laptops, there’s no better time to make it a priority to properly dispose of the old electronics. Many major retailers recycle electronics. Best Buy, for instance, reports collecting and recycling 1 billion pounds of electronics and appliances.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment publishes these useful resources:
- Guidelines for electronic waste
- Questions to ask before choosing a recycler
- List of electronic recycling locations
- Map of electronic recycling locations
Waste Connections of Colorado of Denver reminds customers that computers and electronics can’t be disposed of in the regular trash or recycling containers - please take advantage of one of the convenient recycling options or programs listed above to properly dispose of electronics.