A-Z Recycling Guide -- Audio Equipment & Components
When considering recycling your electronics, it is always good practice to find out if the equipment is being recycled responsibly. The Basel Action Network provides a list of recyclers who have signed a pledge to provide environmentally and socially responsible electronics recycling. Eco-Cycle strongly encourages you to use recyclers from this list. Go to e-stewards.org/find-a-recycler to locate a recycler in your state. Ask the recycler if there is a drop-off center near you.
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: Newer and older computers and related equipment such as scanners, fax machines, VCRs, monitors and printers. Receivers, tuners, boom boxes, CD and DVD players, tape decks, iPods, small speakers in plastic housings and record players are accepted. No wood frame speakers. A fee is charged to help cover the cost of collecting, shipping and recycling these items. Vehicles that come to CHaRM are charged a $3 facility use fee per visit in addition to any per-item fees.
Please visit the CHaRM website for the full list of accepted materials, fees, current hours and more details.
Serving Boulder and the Surrounding Area
Phone: (800) GOT-JUNK (468-5865)
Email: (inquiries only)
Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Fri. - Sat., 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Service provided: Will pick up old furniture, appliances, mattresses, refrigerators, carpet, tires, computers, trash, yard waste, electronics, audio equipment, scrap metal, construction debris, and more. Will NOT pick up liquid chemicals or explosive materials. Car tires are picked up and recycled with local tire stores. Recycles items that can be recycled. Call or visit website to schedule a pick-up.
500 W. 53rd Pl.
Denver, CO 80216
Phone: (720) 377-7700
Accepted materials: Televisions and other electronics including computers and peripherals for recycling. Call or visit website to determine acceptability and fees.
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI)
3250 Abilene St.
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: (800) ERI-DIRECT (374-3473)
Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Service provided: Recycle electronics, light bulbs and batteries. Call for more information.
Accepted materials: electronicrecyclers.com/sustainability/products-we-recycle
757 Ithaca St.
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: (303) 499-1848
Accepted materials: Stereo, radio and test equipment. No other items, please. Call ahead between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. on weekdays to schedule an appointment.
Service provided: Restores and reconditions used audio equipment. Any scrap is brought to Eco-Cycle's CHaRM facility for recycling.