Did you know electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is the fastest-growing component of waste worldwide? In the United States alone, we throw out approximately 130,000 computers daily and 100 million cell phones annually. Please recycle aged electronics, cell phones or appliances that cannot be re-used.
Recycling E-Waste On Campus
When recycling electronics, it is always good practice to ensure the equipment is being recycled responsibly. Property Services ensures all university-owned electronics are disposed of responsibly, following the highest industry standards for sustainability. In fact, 100 percent of the university's surplus electronics are diverted from landfill by staff.
Recycling E-Waste Off Campus
Eco-Cycle's A-Z Recycling Guide for electronic waste contains useful information for your off-campus recycling needs. The Eco-Cycle facility CHaRM (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials) in Boulder works with Electronics Recyclers International, who are certified to assure electronic scrap is safely processed. Visit CHaRM's guidelines page for specifics on accepted materials and fees.
Best Buy also offers electronics and appliance recycling at their store locations with many FREE options to recycle materials. Visit the Best Buy electronics and appliance recylcing page to find out what is acceptable at a store near you!