Local Recycling Centers

Lighting Recycling

Vail Valley Ace Hardware – 2111 North Frontage Road, West Vail; (970) 476-8282 – residential recycling only; compact florescent lights (CFLs), fluorescent tubes, regular/alkaline batteries, rechargeable batteries, button/watch batteries, cell phones, and mercury containing thermostats.

Alpine Bank – free recycling of residential quantity at all branches in Holy Cross territory will take compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)

Lowes and Home Depot – free disposal of compact fluorescent lights (CFLs); they do NOT take fluorescent tubes

Brite Ideas Bulb Recycling – call Cody at (513) 504-6887; accepts 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.

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.

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.

Pitkin County Landfill (Household Hazardous Waste) – 32046 Highway 82, Snowmass Village, 970-429-2880 Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7:30 am to 4 pm; Saturdays: 9 am to 11:45 am (Oct-Apr) and 9 am to 1:45 pm (May-Sept); fluorescent tubes $.50 per foot, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) $1 each

South Canyon Landfill –  1205 County Road 134 Glenwood Springs, (970) 945-5375; Recycling center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm.  Minimal fee of $0.25 - $1 charged for recycling light fixtures, incandescent bulbs, fluorescent, metal halides, and high pressure sodium bulbs. 

Refrigerator Recycling

Green Zone Recycling – 2116 Horseshoe Trail, Silt (2 Blocks East of Silt Post Office); (970) 876-5941; $30 for small size and $40 for large size fee for refrigerant removal

Trinity Recycling – 585 Lindbergh Drive, Eagle; (970) 328-5051; $10 fee for refrigerant removal.

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

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