Electronics & Batteries

ELECTRONICS & BATTERIES

ROOTS RECYCLING IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING ELECTRONIC WASTE OR BATTERIES FROM THE PUBLIC. 

DO NOT place electronics or batteries in your household recycling bag.    

If interested in a commercial PICK-UP of electronics, call our office to arrange. 

NO commercial electronic drop-offs will be accepted.


WE recommend taking your electronics and batteries to:

Southern Colorado Services & Recycling

1731 Erie Ave.  Pueblo CO 81001

719-542-6910

WHY SHOULD I RECYCLE MY ELECTRONICS?

As of July 1, 2013, it is Colorado State Law that electronics may not be thrown into a landfill.  Electronics include a host of environmentally deleterious chemicals like mercury, cadmium, lead, phosphors, arsenic, and beryllium.  When these end up in a landfill, chemicals eventually seep into the ground and into our water supply , thus properly disposing of electronic devices is paramount.  By recycling your electronics, we are ensuring that hazardous waste does not leach into the earth, endangering plants, animals, water, and human health.

WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO RECYCLE MY ELECTRONICS?

As with all other aspects of recycling, there is a cost involved in the processing, disassembly, and distribution of electronic devices.  Taking your electronic waste to an electronic recycler ensures that electronics are distributed to environmentally responsible entities where each element will be ethically recycled.