Friday, March 6, 2009

Recycle Old Electronics for Free

Spring cleaning, like our warm spring weather, is coming early this year!

Start by cleaning out and decluttering your home of old, unused, unwanted and outdated electronics by taking them to be recycled for free at the Live Green Electronics Recycling Event.

This Saturday, March 7th from 7am to noon the recycling event hosted in part by Denver Recycles is taking place at 5 locations in the Denver Metro area where you can bring old electronics.

You can recycle for free: computers, CPUs, televisions, computer monitors, VCRs, stereos, computer peripherals, keyboards, home and office phones, printers, photocopiers, cell phones, fax machines and consumer electronics.

The locations are:
Pepsi Center
1000 Chopper Circle

Southwest Plaza
8501 W. Bowles Ave.

The Orchard Town Center
14697 Delaware St.

Town Center at Aurora
14200 E. Alameda

183 Inverness Dr. West

What is not accepted for recycling at this event:

• Non-decontaminated medical equipment
• Dehumidifiers
• Microwaves
• Thermometers
• Smoke Alarms/Detectors
• Any unit with sludge or liquids
• Fire Alarms/Detectors
• Large Appliances ex. Refrigerators

Because electronics recycling is expensive and can cost on average around $25 for a television and $12 for a monitor this is a great opportunity to take advantage of this free recycling event. Plus, any excuse to clean or decluttering the home is a good one.