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Electronics Recycling in Cañon City

Upper Arkansas Recycling, your regional recycling program, is partnering with Fremont County to host a special recycling collection event in Cañon City on September 17, 2016. During the event, Fremont County residents will be able to recycle a wide variety of electronics-from televisions and stereos to computers, for a fee.

Prices vary, but on average it will cost about $5 to recycle any “desk top” item (printers, cpu, laptop, vacuums). Monitors will average $15. Televisions will be recycled at this event; the cost is $1 per inch-(measured diagonally). This is a SUBSTANTIAL discount for television recycling-(normal cost would be over $2.00/inch). All hard drives recycled will be shredded to ensure the privacy of residents who participate and we have taken the necessary steps to insure that the electronics will be recycled in a responsible manner.

The event will be held in the parking lot of Bank of the San Juans Depot Office, 816 Royal Gorge Boulevard (corner of 9th and Highway 50), in Cañon City and will run from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Beth with Upper Arkansas Recycling, 719.275-1675. You can also find more information on the Upper Arkansas Recycling Facebook Page.

Because consumers have to pay often steep prices to recycle TV’s and computer equipment, the Board of Commissioners decided to budget $7,500 in 2016 to help subsidize the consumer cost of electronic recycling.    $2,500 was spent in April on a similar electronics recycling event in Florence where 10,560 pounds of electronic equipment was collected.   Over half of it—6,254 pounds were old television sets.     The other $5,000 in budgeted county funds are being used for the September 17th electronics recycling in Cañon City.