Electronic Waste

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)
  • Colorado law prohibits anyone from disposing of electronic waste into a landfill

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 by calling 855-302-2583 to drop off electronics for a fee, M-F from 9 am to 1 pm.
  • 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