Where to Recycle Electronics in Boulder County
April 22, 2019 marks the 49th annual Earth Day celebration. As such, Elite Storage, a long-time leader in Lafayette Storage units would like to focus on helping spread the word about e-waste and options for safe recycling, not only for the environment, but to remain in compliance to Colorado Law SB12-33, which limits the disposal of e-waste, including: computers, cell phones, laptops, video players (DVD, Blu-ray, and VHS), TVs, computer monitors, fax machines, tablets, etc. In addition to this list, all devices with a screen larger than 4 inches are included in the list of items that cannot be disposed of in landfills. (https://www.bouldercounty.org/environment/recycle/electronic-waste/)
Not only is disposing of electronics in landfills illegal in Colorado, it is not environmentally sound. The United States Environmental Agency offers assistance to let people know what to do when they have an item that is growing more obsolete. It recommends that whenever possible, try and upgrade the device rather than get rid of it. If you do recycle your devices, it is important to remove all data to protect your identity. For a list of options to recycle your e-waste, visit: (https://www.epa.gov/recycle/electronics-donation-and-recycling).
Appliance and TV pickup and recycling
When you purchase a new appliance, many companies will offer a pickup of the old one, usually for a fee. Best Buy offers haul away service even if you don’t purchase a new appliance, for a $99 fee. If you go onto Craigslist or other community board, there are often individuals that will pick up scrap metal for free.
City electronic recycling events
The city of Lafayette holds an electronics recycling event each January and September. There is a modest fee for the city to recycle your goods, specifically CRT monitors and TVs, computer accessories, etc. Recycling laptops, cell phones, computers, etc. can be completed at no cost. (https://www.cityoflafayette.com/670/Electronics-Recycling-Collection-Event)
For those items which you need an extra spot, please come check out one of our units. We even offer temperature controlled storage for those who want to protect their items from the extreme annual variations in temperature.