Electronic Waste

Save the Date: Next E-Waste Collection Event September 2021

  • Saturday, September 18 2021, 9 am - 1 pm 

What is Electronic Waste?

  • Anything with a plug or battery (computers, printers, keyboards, monitors, televisions, stereos, microwaves, faxes, VCRs, cell phones, etc.)
  • These items can contain lead and other heavy metals and should not be put in the landfill where they may leak and contaminate the watershed
  • E-Waste is NOT smoke detectors, batteries, and mercury bulbs. These are household hazardous waste (HHW)

Where to Recycle

  • Pitkin County Landfill accepts electronics for a small fee during business hours. Pitkin County residents receive a $100 annual waste allowance.
  • Blue Star Recyclers is a non-profit electronics recycling company with a location in Basalt that supports community while protecting the environment.
    • Make an appointment for pick up (for a fee) by calling 720-415-0767.
  • The City of Aspen typically hosts an electronics collection event for residents and businesses in the Spring of each year. 
  • Sign up for notifications for next Aspen E-Waste Event here.

CFL (Compact Fluorescent Bulb) Recycling Locations in Aspen

  1. Alpine Bank, Aspen, 2nd floor
  2. Alpine Bank, AABC