Local Recycling Centers

Lighting Recycling

Vail Valley Ace Hardware – 2111 North Frontage Road, West Vail; (970) 476-8282 – accepts from the consumer public, free of charge: compact florescent lights (CFLs), incandescent holiday strings, regular/alkaline batteries, rechargeable batteries, button/watch batteries, cell phones, laser toner cartridges and mercury containing thermostats.

Ace Hardware of Carbondale – 1011 Highway 133, Carbondale; (970) 963-6663; accepts compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and incandescent holiday strings.

Alpine Bank – all branches in Holy Cross territory will take compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)

Lowes and Home Depot – free disposal of compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and may take 4 and 8 foot fluorescents. Call your local retailer to inquire what they will take.

Brite Ideas Bulb Recycling – call Cody at (513) 504-6887; accept all bulbs that contain mercury (fluorescents, compact fluorescent lights (CFLSs), high pressure sodium, mercury vapor, metal halide) and accepts electronic and magnetic ballasts. They service Roaring Fork Valley, Vail Valley, and surrounding areas and will pick up for a fee. http://www.coloradobulbrecycling.com/

R&A Enterprises – 5317 County Road 154 Suite 201, Glenwood Springs; (970) 945-6500. Call ahead and ask for Jim in the warehouse. Accepts fluorescents, HID lamps, and all ballasts. Pick up services can be arranged.

Region 8 Enviro – 4810 Newport St, Commerce City; (877) 331-2149; Provides containers and pick up for a fee; Accepts fluorescent, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s), High Intensity Discharge Lamps (HID’s), U-tube, and other mercury-containing lamps as well as numerous other items. http://www.r8enviro.com

Eagle County Hazardous Waste – 815 Ute Creek Road, Wolcott, (970) 328-3470; accepts fluorescent light bulbs, metal halides and vapor bulbs, non-PCB and PCB ballasts, u-shaped and compact bulbs. http://www.eaglecounty.us/RecyclingWaste/Small_Business_Hazardous_Waste/Fees/

Contact your local county household hazardous waste facility to see what they will accept.


Refrigerator Recycling

Green Zone Recycling – 2116 Horseshoe Trail, Silt (2 Blocks East of Silt Post Office); (970) 876-5941; $15 fee for Freon removal

Hi Grade Recycling – located in Dotsero; (888) 580-5990; $20 fee for Freon removal; services Roaring Fork Valley, west to Rifle, and Vail Valley.

Trinity Recycling – 585 Lindbergh Drive, Eagle; (970) 328-5051; $5 fee for Freon removal, will pay cash for metal from refrigerator based on weight. Consumer must deliver refrigerator. They pick up only large quantities.

Spangler’s Auto Salvage – 27925 Highway 6, Rifle; (970) 625-1499; $30 recycling refrigerator charge

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