A-Z Recycling Guide -- Microwaves
Microwaves can be recycled with scrap metal at the following locations. Find other businesses that accept water heaters for recycling under "Scrap Metal."
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: Any items consisting of 50-percent or more metal, including microwaves, can be deposited in the scrap metal receptacles at CHaRM, free of charge (please follow guidelines outlined above).
Please visit the CHaRM website for the full list of accepted materials, fees, current hours and more details.
Eco-Cycle's Zero Waste Services (businesses only)
Phone: (303) 444-6634
Services provided: Collection for all traditional recyclables (mixed paper including bagged shredded paper, cardboard, glass and plastic bottles, aluminum and tin cans, scrap metal), hard-to-recycle materials (computers, fax and copier machines, other electronics, plastic bags with a #2 or #4, stretch wrap, #6 white block foam, wooden pallets, textiles, books and paired shoes) and compostables (all food and landscaping waste, uncoated paper products and compostable food service products made from plant materials). Dumpsters, wheeled carts, roll-off boxes, compactors and other collection equipment available. Visit website, call or e-mail for more information. Businesses only.
Longmont Waste Diversion Center
Boulder County Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Center
286 Ridge Rd. (E. of Peak to Peak Hwy.)
Nederland, CO 80466
Phone: (303) 258-7878
Accepted materials: Scrap metal for recycling during staffed hours only. Appliances are accepted for a fee. Call for more information.
City of Louisville
The City of Louisville is offering a pilot scrap metal collection program. Drop off items that are at least 50% metal for recycling--such as microwaves, toasters, pipes, shelving, empty paint cans and more--at the Public Works and Operations Yard at 1600 Empire Rd. in Louisville from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, city holidays excepted. The program will not accept refrigerators or other appliances containing Freon, propane canisters or other sealed tanks, cable, wire, batteries or any hazardous waste. (Find options for recycling these materialshere.) Learn more about the scrap metal recycling program.