Electronics Recycling

Program Overview

The City of Durango encourages residents, businesses, government agencies and schools to responsibly recycle their electronic products.The City of Durango contracts with a certified electronics recycler who is E-Steward Certified as well as IS14001 Certified.

The City collects electronics
Every Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm
at the Durango Recycle Center,

710 Tech Center Drive

Up to six large items will be accepted from businesses and residents on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm (small items can be recycled alongside the six large items.) Businesses with more than six large items should call (970) 375-5004 to schedule a Friday appointment. A completed inventory with the number of each item must accompany the electronics drop-off.

Electronic Recycling Fees

Type of Electronics AcceptedCost to Recycle
CPU, desktop printer, scanner, fax machine$5.00
Monitor, laptop, TV up to 27"$15.00
Cathode ray tubes (CRT's)$15.00
TV 27" and over, flat-panel projection, monochrome, etc.$25.00
Large office equipment (multi-purpose printers, copiers, plotters, scanners, fax machines, other multi-functional devices, etc.)$35.00
Small office equipment (desk phone, wall phone, adding machine, calculator, keyboard, mouse etc.)$1.00
Vacuum cleaners, microwave, ipad, notebooks, television receivers (no TV dishes), all other consumer electronics$5.00
Xboxes, PlayStation, other game stations, DVD, VCR, stereo equipment/speakers, routers$3.00
Other electronics (smart phones, PDA's, pagers, chargers, cell phone, digital camera, camcorder, CD players, Gameboys, MP3 players, iPod etc.)$1.00
UPS batteries, laptop batteries$2.00
Household Batteries (a minimum of one pound per transaction)$2.00 per pound

Toxic Materials

Cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and circuit boards found in televisions and computers contain significant amounts of lead, chromium, silver, and many other toxic materials. Recycling electronics keeps hazardous materials out of our area landfills!

State Law

The Electronic Recycling Jobs Act prohibits Colorado Residents from discarding most electronic waste items in their household trash. This law went into effect July 1, 2013. You are the key to a cleaner Durango, so please properly recycle your electronics every Saturday at the Durango Recycle Center. To learn more about the new regulations visit Colorado E-Waste or view SB 12-133 (PDF) the State Electronics Recycling Jobs Act.

All types of computer components and televisions are accepted from residents, businesses, governments, and schools. Businesses, governments, and schools are required by state law to safely dispose of hazardous wastes. Cell phones are also accepted for recycling year-round at locations throughout the community.

Contact Information

For more information, please call (970) 375-5004.