Electronics Trash Ban; Recycle Only

Getting rid of your old household electronics -- computers, TVs, printers, VCRs, radios, stereos, etc. -- no longer means putting them out on the curb for your trash collector to haul away. A new state law effective July 1, 2013, bans disposal of waste electronic devices in landfills, instead requiring "e-waste" to be recycled.

 

Keeping e-waste out of landfills prevents contamination of groundwater and soil with hazardous materials. Recycling e-waste recovers valuable materials, saves energy and natural resources, and helps create employment opportunities.

 

Please check these links for complete information on how the new e-waste law will affect your household, and how you can easily recycle those old electronic devices:

 

Colorado Health Department: Electronics & Computer Waste
FAQs, find a recycle site, and more

 

Download the handy E-Waste Fact Sheet

 

Recycle locally at the Rooney Road Recycling Center

 

Find more general information about the City of Lakewood's recycling opportunities and sustainability efforts.

Posted on: Monday, June 24, 2013