Denver Metro area Recycling Resources

Our family prides itself on recycling. Each week we put out a lot less in actual trash than we do in recycling. Hopefully we do our part to give back and keep our dumps from filling up quicker.

recycling-1Recently I found a couple of really cool resources for recyclers:

Action Recycling Center
7610 W 42nd,  Wheat Ridge
303-424-1600
Cans, Metal, Paper, Plastic – They only pay for metal

What makes them so awesome is they recycle computer parts, extension cords and most recently we took a ton of old Christmas lights there – they pay you a bulk price (although the money wasn’t the issue, it was the recycling) and they pay you for the copper in the wiring. You have to break down your own computer to recycle it, but if you have a tech person in the house, this is a huge find!

Best Buy

Have electronics to get rid of that no one else will take? Best Buy accepts most electronics and large appliances, with a few exceptions. Please select your state from the drop-down menu on www.BestBuy.com/recycle to view program details for your area.

Bud’s Warehouse
4455 E. 46th Ave,
Denver, CO 80216
303-296-3990
budswarehouse.org
bud@budswarehouse.org

Buds (which stands for Building Unity and Dignity through Service) takes new and used building and home products, then they clean, organize, and sort them. Better yet, they sell them to the public to support and provide the business environment for our job-training program for individuals rebuilding lives from addiction, homelessness, and prison.

One tip here is that they’ll take mattresses – which is a great find – if you’ve ever tried to get rid of one, it’s almost impossible to get rid of a mattress!

Other Link Resources

A fantastic comprehensive directory by the city of Denver here:

www.denvergov.org/trashrecycling

My favorite is the listing for “bras” – keep in mind a lot of these are out of state and may cost you money, but if you’re a die hard, these are great resources!

One mysterious resource is from the Colorado Work Force on recycling here – http://www.coworkforce.com/green/locations.asp

Not sure what that has to do with Labor and Employment, but it’s a great list!

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