E-Cycle Colorado 2014 Flyer 2.jpg Having the most up-to-date technology is becoming a top priority for many people, especially when it comes to purchasing the latest cell phones, televisions, laptops and tablets. Many of us probably have an old cell phone or other electronic device tossed to the side in a closet or basement while we enjoy our new iPhone 5s or Galaxy S4. Our first instinct may be to throw this old technology away, but Republic Services of Denver is pleased to offer a new opportunity, which allows residents to recycle unwanted electronics to honor Earth Day. Denver-area citizens may bring in their e-waste to the E-Cycle Colorado Electronics Recycling Collection Event at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (6000 Victory Way in suburban Commerce City) for safe, responsible recycling on Saturday, April 5. Republic Services encourages area residents to come between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Items accepted include televisions, computer monitors, hard drives, laptops, printers, scanners, faxes, keyboards, stereos, external hard drives, storage devices, cell phones, telephones, DVRs, VCRs, digital cameras, video recorders, MP3 players, wires, cables and small appliances like microwaves. Republic Services states, “Old cell phones along with many other electronics with a plug or battery pack contain materials such as lead and mercury which can be harmful to the planet if they are put into a landfill.” Because all the electronic waste can be reused or broken down, more than 99% of e-waste material can be recycled. Many mandates are placed to prohibit electronics from being displaced in landfills due to potential environmental dangers and health hazards. Republic Services is doing a great service for residents by offering them a convenient recycling option and responsibly taking care of their unwanted electronics. Please note: Because certain items are more difficult to handle, Republic Services is charging $25 each for video display devices such as televisions and monitors and $5 for all other electronic devices with a power cord or battery. Republic Services will not accept air conditioners, large appliances, vacuum cleaners, car batteries or household batteries, so use our recycling location finder to locate a nearby drop-off point for those items. Best of all, Republic Services accepts all forms of payment, including cash, check, credit and debit cards. Denver, this one is coming up quick, so scrounge up your old electronics and bring your e-waste to the E-Cycle Colorado Electronic Recycling Collection Event. Those with any questions, comments or concerns are encouraged to call Republic Services at 303.286.1200. or visit RepublicServicesDenver.com.