New Colorado State Law:
Electronics Are Banned From the Landfill
Beginning July 1, 2013 it will be a violation of the solid waste regulations for residents of Colorado to dispose of electronic waste in their trash. We can accept your electronics at our Trash & Recycle Center at 5880 Butte Mill Rd in Boulder, CO [Map]. See details on our Electronics webpage.
NOTE: some items do have a disposal charge.
Electronics that are banned from disposal include:
- computers & computer monitors
- fax machines
- DVD & VCR players
- Peripherals such as keyboards & mice
- radios & stereos
- video game consoles
- laptops, notebooks
- Ultrabooks, netbooks & tablets
For many years state law has prohibited industry, businesses, and government agencies from disposing of most types of electronic waste in landfills. During the 2012 legislative session Senate Bill 12-133 was debated, which extends this ban to any e-waste from households. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bill into law on April 20, 2012 in honor of Earth Day. The law has been slated to go into effect on July 1, 2013 since that time.
Read more from the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment or read our brief FAQs.