A-Z Recycling Guide -- Backpacks
Eco-Cycle CHaRM (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials)
6400 Arapahoe Rd. (co-located with ReSource)
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: (303) 444-6634
Accepted materials: Backpacks and purses are accepted for recycling and repurposing.
Please visit the CHaRM website for the full list of accepted materials, fees, current hours and more details.
Green Guru Gear
2500 N. 47th St., Ste.12
Boulder, CO 80308
Phone: (303) 258-1611
Accepted materials: Truck and bike inner tubes, vinyl banners, tents, backpacks, functional zippers, burlap, climbing rope and wet suits. Will pick up large quantities. Call for drop-off locations.
American Birding Association
4945 N 30th St., Ste. #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Phone: (800) 850-2473
Accepted materials: Digital cameras, spotting scopes, backpacks, tripods, GPS units and field guides in good condition or better. Birders' Exchange is a bird conservation program of the American Birding Association.
Service provided: They collect used and new birding equipment and redistribute it, free of charge, to researchers, conservationists, and educators working to conserve birds and their habitats in the Neotropics. These donations help their Latin American partners to develop local conservation strategies and to educate local citizens about bird conservation and ecosystem-wide habitat protection. Check website for current needs or call the number above.