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Computers and Printers

Name/Address/Hours Comments
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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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


http://www.goodwilldenver.org/pages/ft-collins

Accepts clothing, housewares, books, furniture and small appliances. They also recycle computers and other electronic waste.

Larimer County Landfill
5887 S. Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-498-5760


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

The Larimer County Landfill is located south of Fort Collins on Taft Hill Rd. (about two miles south of Harmony Rd.).  Please refer to the Larimer County Solid Waste website for hours and pricing.

The Recycling Center at Larimer County Landfill accepts commingled containers, newspaper, magazines, cardboard, office paper and shredded paper, and paperboard. The recycling center accepts already-shredded paper, but does not offer paper shredding services.

Also at the landfill are a Hazardous Waste Drop an e-waste recycling facility, and a recycling facility similar to the City's drop-off recycling site.

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


http://www.waste-not.com

Recycles mixed paper, excess equipment, cardboard, metal, electronics, pallets and much more. Provides custom recycling services to businesses, governments, schools and construction sites. 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.  Email:

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:

UNICOR Federal Prison Industries

Phone:


http://www.unicor.gov

UNICOR's unique, full service recycling program is an integrated part of a national e-scrap solution. UNICOR's commitment to the environment extends to its vendors, who are required to sign no-landfill certifications, follow a restrictive export policy, and agree to site inspections.

Send us your worn out, obsolete, computers. Recycle your electronic scrap, keeping it out of landfills. Buy our reconditioned equipment and recycled materials.

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.  

ARC Thrift Store of Colorado
106 E. Foothills Pkwy., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-267-8870


http://www.arcthrift.com

ARC accepts and sells donations of clothing, boots, shoes, coats, toys, dishes, small household items, furniture, cell phones, cars, print cartridges, small appliances, and linens. Will pick up large appliances (washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators) in working condition. Call for 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.habitatstore.org

Accepts new and used items in good working condition including automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, furniture, large appliances (may charge refundable deposit to ensure appliance is operational), plumbing supplies, and more.

 

TechCycle
1630 W. Evans Ave., Unit H, Englewood
Phone:


http://www.techcycleus.com

Direct consumers to outlets for all of their end-of-life electronics equipment. Tech Cycle is made up of 2,100 high-tech companies and specializes in cleaning hard drives and data destruction. Please call for quotes.

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.

 

Life Span Technology Recycling
4650 S. Leyden St., Denver
Phone: 888-720-0900


http://www.lifespantechnology.com

Sustainable computer recycling for businesses, municipalities and non-profits. Accepts unwanted technology equipment (computers, printers, monitors, telephone gear, fax machines, network gear). Onsite pick-up.

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


http://www.ecocycle.org/charm/index.cfm

Accepts CD players, newer and older computers and related equipment (scanners, fax machines, VCRs, monitors, printers). A fee is charged. Call for directions and costs. Also accepts #6 Clean White Block Foam and styrofoam sheets, as well as electronics. $15 charge for items containing freon. 

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.

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.

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.

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


http://www.eco-thrift.com

See Eco-Thrift website for specific details.

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. 

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. Some items accepted for trade-in credit. See website for details.

Waste Management Product Recovery Group
451 W. 69th St., Loveland
Phone: 970-612-2930


http://www.wmpaystorecycle.com

Call and ask for information regarding the center's recycling process and fees.

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, and other hard to recycle items. Fort Collins residents should expect to pay a fee to drop off yard and wood waste. Electronics (TVs, tires, computer monitors) 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.

Education and Life Training Center (ELTC)
401 Linden St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-482-4357


http://www.eltcenter.org

The Education and Life Training Center (ELTC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides adult education in computer, medical, GED, and literacy areas. They collect & refurbish donated computers to resell to the public at a reduced rate ($60 - $200 for full systems) to help fund their main programs and assist low-income households.

ELTC accepts desktop and laptop computers (PCs ONLY) in working order. Hard drives are wiped clean using a 2 part system.

Think Green From Home

Phone: 866-699-6466


http://www.thinkgreenfromhome.com

Waste Management's Think Green From Home program provides convenient options for residents to properly recycle CFL, batteries and electronics from home. Accepts all batteries that are 9-volts or less, does not accept lithium, lithium-ion and lead-acid. Users of this program pay small processing and shipping fees. Go online to order a recycling kit.

General Information

While there are a number of programs that can erase data from your hard drive, the risk of data theft still remains. Make sure you protect your sensitive information by cleaning the hard drive. If you'd like to completely erase your hard drive, there are a number of services online that will help.