Recycle your electronics Feb. 10 at the city of Auroras e-cycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Facilities Recycling Station, 13646 E. Ellsworth Ave.
Most electronic items are accepted for free, such as VCRs, stereos, printers, fax machines, cell phones, microwaves and small appliances.
However, due to rising costs associated with processing select electronics, the following fees will be applied:
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitors: $5 each
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors, CRT televisions and flat (Light Emitting Diode, or LED, LCD and plasma) televisions under 22 inches: $20 each
CRT monitors, CRT televisions, and LED, LCD and plasma flat televisions 22 inches and over: $40 each
Projection, Digital Light Processing (DLP and Console (encased in wood) televisions: $70 each
CRT TVs with exposed and/or broken tubes will not be accepted, nor will appliances that contain refrigerant or coolant. For a complete list of items that will not be accepted, visit AuroraGov.org/Recycle, and click on Recycling Opportunities/Electronics Recycling.
A partnership with Techno Rescue is enabling the city to offer this e-cycling event for most electronics. The event is open to both Aurora residents and nonresidents.
As a reminder, electronics tossed in the trash not only cause serious environmental problems, but also are banned from landfills in Colorado. The city of Auroras e-cycling events are supported by Environment Aurora, a citywide effort to think green.
Additional electronics recycling events are scheduled May 19 and Sept. 22 at the Tallyns Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road and July 14 at the Central Facilities Recycling Station. Also, a two-week period in November will be announced later in the year for Techno Rescue drop-offs accompanied by event pricing for Aurora residents.
If inclement weather occurs, the event may close early, and an announcement will be posted on the citys social media accounts and at AuroraGov.org/Recycle.
For more information, call the city of Aurora recycling hotline at 303.739.7173 or visit AuroraGov.org/Recycle.