As cell phones are constantly being upgraded, the out-dated phones need to be disposed of in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner. CU Recycling has formed a partnership with The Wireless Alliance to reuse and recycle old cell phones.
To recycle your old cell phone on the CU campus, the main options are:
- Drop Off Location: University Memorial Center (UMC): drop off box across from Baby Doe's
- Drop Off Location: Darly Commons in Williams Village: drop off box by the main office
- Drop Off Location: Norlin Library: drop off box in main lobby of east entrance
- Send your cell phone to: 209 UCB, Boulder, CO, 80309 (If you are on campus, you can use campus mail, sent to 209 UCB)
Types of Materials Accepted
- Any Cell Phone, working or broken
- Cell Phone Chargers
- Cell Phone Batteries
- I Pods, MP3 Players, Portable CD Players
Computer disks, DVDs, jewel cases, floppy disks, VHS tapes and other magnetic tapes generated by campus departments can be recycled through CU Recycling. Send them in small amounts (that fit in inner-campus envelopes or small boxes) through campus mail to CU Recycling, 209 UCB. Larger quantities can be dropped of at CU Recycling's office in University Memorial Center room 355 or at the campus recycling facility.
CDs and DVDs cannot be accepted from personal use. We ship disks to Greendisk for recycling, and do not have funds to mail non-campus disks for recycling. For a list of places to recycle disks in the Boulder area, see Ecocycle.org.
CU-Boulder's Environmental Health & Safety department accepts sealed and non-leaking recharchageable batteries and batteries from pagers, cell phones, laptops, etc. from University operations. Alkaline batteries from campus departments can now also be recycled through their program.
Any/ all small sealed battery types are acepted in EHS campus battery collection containers, including: alkaline batteries, rechargeable batteries, lithium cells, nickel-cadmium, sealed lead acid, button-cell, cell-phone batteries, laptop batteries, etc. A list of battery collection sites on campus can be found at the Environmental Health and Safety department website.
For additional information about battery recycling, please call EHS at 303-492-7845.
Used wooden pallets are collected from the main campus loading docks. Please place your pallets out of the way. Do not put pallets in the trash.
Call 303-492-5321 for a special pickup.
CFLs generated at home need to be recycled at one of the following locations: