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Computers and Printers

Name/Address/Hours Comments
Alpha Institute
1017 Perth St., Aurora CO
Phone: 303-343-4114

Accepts working computers (3 years and newer). No laptops. Computers are refurbished and donated to various non-profit organizations. 

ARC Thrift Store of Colorado
2701 S. College, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-267-8870


http://www.arcthrift.com

ARC accepts and sells donations of clothing, books, boots, shoes, coats, toys, dishes, small household items, furniture, cell phones, cars, print cartridges, small appliances, commercial movie videos (not personal videos) and linens. Will pick up large appliances (washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators) in working condition. No televisions. Call for details. Check website for items not accepted http://www.arcthrift.com/donation/feel-great-donate.html

 

Best Buy
4040 S. College Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-225-6003


http://www.bestbuy.com/recycling

Accepts cell phones, rechargeable batteries, printer cartridges, CDs, DVDs, and many electronics for recycling for no fee. Does not accept alkaline batteries. See website for details and items accepted for recycling.

City of Loveland Recycling Center
400 N Wilson Ave., Loveland
Phone: 970-962-2529


http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/index.aspx?page=188

The Loveland Recycling Center accepts a wide variety of materials, including #1-#7 plastic tubs, waste cooking oil, scrap metals, and other hard to recycle items including hard backed books. Fort Collins residents should expect to pay a fee to drop off yard and wood waste. Electronics (TVs, computers, monitors, etc.) require a small fee. Batteries are free.

Loveland residents must present a current yard debris permit to drop off yard/wood debris.  To obtain a permit, call the Solid Waste Division at 970-962-2529 or stop by the office at 105 W. Fifth St.

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
P.O. Box 20046, Stanford, CA
Phone: 650-989-1294


http://www.cpsr.org/prevsite/cpsr/privacy/junkmail.html

CPSR is a global organization that promots the responsible use of computer technology. CPSR educates the public on a wide-wange of issues including extending the useful life and recycling of computers, environmental impact and responsible IT practices.  

Computers for Youth
1660 Chattahooche Avenue, Suite E, Atlanta
Phone: 404-367-9990


http://www.cfy.org/get-involved/donate-computers/

Helps disadvantaged youth obtain a computer. The organization also provides the recipients with a host of computer training services. Accepts donations of 30 or more complete computer systems. Website also links to various organizations that accept smaller donations. E-mail:

Eco-Cycle (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials)
6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder
Phone: 303-444-6634


http://www.ecocycle.org/charm

Accepts CD players, newer and older computers and related equipment (scanners, fax machines, VCRs, monitors, printers and televisions).   Also accepts #6 Clean White Block Foam and styrofoam sheets, as well as electronics, small plastic appliances, mattresses, box springs or futons, and big durable #2 plastics. $15 charge for items containing freon. 

Call or refer to website for directions and costs.

Eco-Thrift
314 N. Howes St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-484-4224


http://www.eco-thrift.com

See Eco-Thrift website for specific details.

EnviroBalance Foundation
PO Box 397, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-372-5815

Non-profit organization that develops local environmental programs. Also accepts donated computers (Win XP or higher), printers and copiers and refurbishes them for low-income clients.

Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity ReStore
4001 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-223-9909


http://www.fortcollinshabitat.org/store/

Accepts new and used items in good working condition including automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, furniture, wooden pallets, large appliances (may charge refundable deposit to ensure appliance is operational), plumbing supplies, CDs, DVDs, books,clothing, and more.  Go to website for more information.

 

Goodwill Industries
315 Pavilion Ln. (Harmony Rd. and JFK Pkwy.), Fort Collins
Phone: 970-223-1042


http://www.goodwilldenver.org

Accepts household items, clothing, books, sports equipment, furniture and small appliances, computers and other electronic waste.  No televisions.  Check website for items not accepted  http://www.goodwilldenver.org/donate/items.html

 

 

Greeley Computer Services
3810 W. 10th Street, Unit 2A, Market Place Square, Greeley
Phone: 970-304-1315


http://www.greeleycomputer.com

Recycles computers, laptops, printers, and monitors. $15 fee.

I.T. Refresh
100 Link Lane, Unit 100, Fort Collins
Phone: 970-797-2934


http://www.itrefresh.org

I.T. Refresh responsibly recycles electronics and offers pickup services from your home or business. I.T. Refresh certifications include e-Stewards, R2, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001. Accepted materials include televisions, computers, laptops, printers, game consoles, cells phones, and more.  I.T. Refresh also provides onsite hard drive destruction and guarantees the safety of your data.

Larimer County Electronic Recycling Center
5887 S. Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-226-1101


http://www.larimer.org/solidwaste/Comp.htm

Managed by Waste Managment, the Electronic Recycling Center is located inside the Larimer County Recycle Center. We recycle computers, monitors, peripherals, fax machines, photo copiers, printers, TVs, VCRs, stereos and DVDs. The electronics program does not accept appliances, microwave ovens, or electrical equipement such as electric mowers. There is a fee of $.40 per pound. Cash only.

Metech Recycling
500 West 53rd Pl., Denver
Phone: 720-377-7700


http://www.metechrecycling.com

Metech Recycling accepts and deconstructs various types of e-waste, including computers and electronics. We are a genuine recycler (no landfilling, no incineration, and no exporting to third world countries). Data destruction guarantees.  Call for a quote and for pickup.

National Cristina Foundation
339 Lea Dr., West Chester, PA
Phone: 800-274-7840


http://www.cristina.org

The National Cristina Foundation works to promote technology reuse by educating businesses and the public that technology resources coming out of their first place of use can be given a second productive life for developing human potential. Visit website to find a local partnering organization collecting donations.

North American Technology Exchange
3050 B Sterling Circle, Boulder, CO
Phone: 303-4433-1984

Recovers computers and sends overseas for reuse. Prefers large quantities from businesses.

RMB Recycling Center
1475 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Phone: 970-484-5384


http://www.rmbrecycling.com/

Accepts various scrap metals. Cash for non-ferrous metals, wood pallets, aluminum cans, foil, trays, etc. Accepts car batteries, fax machines, VCR & DVD players for recycling. Fees apply to recycle monitors, laptops, copiers and microwaves.

 

Technology Recycling

Phone: 866-400-8615


http://www.techrecycle.com

Helping businesses dispose of their obsolete computer systems and compenents. Accepts computers, mainframes, CRTs, fax machines, power supplies, modems, printers, copy machines, and more. Call with questions or visit their website for more information. 

Think Green From Home

Phone: 866-699-6466


http://www.thinkgreenfromhome.com http://www.thinkgreenfromhome.com/SyringesAndLancets.cfm

Waste Management's Think Green From Home program provides convenient options for residents to properly recycle CFL, batteries and electronics from home. Go online to order a recycling kit.  Users of this program pay small processing and shipping fees.

Item accepted: 9 volt and smaller used alkaline, carbon-zinc, NiCad, and NiMh batteries, syringes and lancets, electronics and computers, batteries, CFLs and flourescent tubes.

Waste to Green

Phone: 919-381-6878


http://wastetogreen.com/

Recycle electronic media by mail or onsite pick up. De-manufactures e-waste and IT systems. Data destruction service. 

Waste-Not Recycling
1065 Poplar St., Loveland
Phone: 970-669-9912


http://www.waste-not.com

Provides custom recycling services to businesses, governments, schools and construction sites.  Does not provide recycling services to the general public.  Waste-Not will also help design comprehensive construction waste recycling program and haul all recyclables. Programs geared towards diverting maximum volume of waste. Will shred and recycle paper for a small fee.  Recycles mixed paper, excess equipment, cardboard, metal, electronics, pallets and much more.

General Information

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