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Email: cleanvalleyrecycling@gmail.com
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Electronics

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Electronics Recycling is available at the Swink Sugar Factory location only.

We are partnering with “Sustainability” to ethically recycle your electronics while providing meaningful jobs in Colorado.

Recycling Fees:

  • No charge:

    • computer towers*, laptops, servers, ink cartridges, cell phones, small appliances

  • 20 cents/lb:

    • general E-waste: printers, AV equipment, IT components, scanners, keyboards, mice…

  • 25 cents/foot:

    • fluorescent U-tubes

  • 20 cents/lb:

    • flatscreen TVs and monitors

  • 40 cents/lb:

    • computer monitors, TV’s

  • 50 cents each for CFL bulbs

* For data destruction, take your computer to Triad Computer Systems at 1321 E 3rd in La Junta. They will certifiably erase all personal data and then recycle your computer through Clean Valley.

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Electronics Facts:

  • In 2012, we generated over 9 million tons of e-waste, with the majority going to landfills.

    • Electronic devices become obsolete quickly and are replaced by newer technology.  These outdated items can be recycled and should not be thrown away.

  • Electronic waste isn’t just waste.  “E-waste” contains some very toxic substances (such as mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, beryllium, and brominated flame retardants).  When these are burned at low temperatures they create additional toxic such as halogenated dioxins and furans – some of the most toxic substances known to humankind.  They can cause cancer, reproductive disorders, endocrine disruption, and other health problems.  If E-waste is dumped in a landfill, these toxic substances can leach into our ground water, contaminating our water and soil.

    • E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste.

    • Improper E-waste disposal affects virtually every living organism by releasing dangerous chemical pollutants into the soil, atmosphere, oceans, and water supply.  This affects all living things; birds, land animals and aquatic  life; the biome of microbes; plants and crops; our soil, water and air, etc.

  • Cell phones and other electronic items contain significant amounts of precious metals like gold and silver. They also contain valuable rare earth metals which are in short supply.  Americans dump phones containing over $60 million in gold/silver every year.

  • Precious metals are not the only usable material that can be recycled from electronics.  Plastic and glass can also be salvaged for use in new electronic devices.

What We Recycle

Free Drop Off at our Swink (Sugar Factory) Location: Cardboard: all types Cartons: both types (shelf-stable & refrigerated) Glass: bottles and jars, all colors Metals: aluminum, steel, tin cans, washers […]

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Curbside Recycling

It’s Fun. It’s Easy. It’s the Right Thing to Do. Currently available in La Junta, Rocky Ford & Swink. To enroll call us at (719) 468-0254 or visit us at […]

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Paint Recycling Program

When you’ve run out of ways to use up your leftover paint, recycle it! Purchase recycled paint at our Swink location for only $5/gallon! The Paint Recycling Program at CVR […]

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Reclaimed Building Materials

Looking for supplies for your home improvement project?  Stop in at the Sugar Factory to see what we’ve got available.  If you’re doing some remodeling or demolition you can donate […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s Why Should Anyone Recycle? Recycling not only reduces waste to landfills, but is a more affordable solution waste disposal, making new materials such as bottles and paper, and save […]

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