Solid Waste & Recycling

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-3470
    Fax: 970-328-3466

    Solid Waste and Recycling
    P.O. Box 473
    Wolcott, CO  81655-0473 

    815 Ute Creek Road
    Wolcott, CO  81655 

    landfill@eaglecounty.us 
      

        


Electronic Waste Recycling

Beginning July 1, 2013, Senate Bill 12-133, also known as "Electronic Recycling Jobs Act," prohibits the disposal of electronic devices (e-waste) in Colorado landfills.  Eagle County residents and businesses may recycle their old electronics at the Eagle County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, located at the landfill.  Cost to recycle e-waste is $.20 per pound.  For any questions please contact Joe Walls at 970-328-3463.

Electronics that are banned from disposal include:

  • Computers and computer monitors
  • Televisions
  • Printers
  • Fax machines
  • DVD players and VCRs
  • Peripherals such as keyboards and mice
  • Radios and stereos
  • Video game consoles
  • Laptops and notebook computers
  • Ultrabooks, netbooks and tablets

 Devices not included in the ban:

  • Appliances
  • Non-hazardous industrial or commercial devices
  • Motor vehicle components
  • Any type of telephone

Visit www.colorado.gov/cdphe/ewaste for more information.

Data Security
You are solely responsible for protecting personal information stored on the hard drive of computers or printers prior to recycling. Simply deleting files and reformatting the hard drive does not guarantee that all of your data will be destroyed. A better approach is to use special disk-wiping software designed to protect sensitive data. Another option is to remove your hard drive, either through a reputable vendor or by doing it yourself. You may destroy the hard drive by hammering a nail through it in several places or by deeply scratching the surface. Once you've secured your information, bring the drive to a professional recycler or to the HHW for disposal.