Electronic Waste

October 2018 E-Waste Residential Collection Event- FREE

  • Saturday, October 6, 9 am - 1:30 pm at the Pitkin County Landfill (mile marker 32, Hwy 82)
  • The City of Aspen and Pitkin County have partnered with Blue Star Recyclers to offer FREE drop off of residential electronics.
  • Collection Event Flier

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

  • Pitkin County Landfill accepts electronics for a small fee during business hours. Pitkin County residents receive a $100 annual waste allowance.
  • The City of Aspen typically hosts an electronics collection event for residents and businesses in the Spring of each year. 
  • Sign up for notifications for next Aspen E-Waste Event here.

CFL (Compact Fluorescent Bulb) Recycling Locations in Aspen

  1. City Hall, Environmental Health Department, 2nd floor
  2. Alpine Bank, Aspen, 2nd floor
  3. Alpine Bank, AABC

Visit EPA's site for a map of all Certified Electronics Refurbishing and Recycling facilities in the U.S.