Electronics Recycling


Douglas County residents may recycle their electronics for free and year-round through Dec. 30.
Techno Rescue will be closed for holidays on the following dates:
2021 – Nov. 25-26, Dec. 24-25, and Dec. 31.
2022- April 18, May 30, July 4, Sept. 5, Nov. 23  & 24 and Dec. 26

Please view the lists of acceptable and non-acceptable items before heading to the drop-off location.
There is no limit on the number of household electronics.  

Drop-Off Location
Techno Rescue, 3251 Lewiston Street, Suite 10 in Aurora

  • Check-in at the Front Office and state the drop-off is for the Douglas County event
  • Proof of Residency will be required (photo id and verification of address such as driver’s license or state id) 

Drop-Off Dates and Times
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and the following Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.:

December 18


Jan. 29 July 16
Feb. 19 Aug. 20
March 12 Sept. 17
April 9 Oct. 15
May 21 Nov. 19
June 25 Dec. 17

Donations will be accepted via the following links benefitting Douglas County Search and Rescue and DCSO Community Safety Volunteers Techno Rescue WILL NOT accept donations.

For questions or additional information please call Techno Rescue at 303-482-2207.

Acceptable Items:

Bathroom and food scales DVD players/VCRs Power cords
Binoculars Drones Printers
Cables Electric lawnmowers (no gas) Remote control devices
Cameras and lenses Electric Lawn Trimmers (no gas) Remotes
Car stereos and radios Electric scooters Satellite dishes
Cassette tapes/VHS tapes Electrical wire and stereo cables Servers and network equipment
CD’s Hard drives and memory Sewing machines
Cell phones Keyboards and mice Speakers
Computer monitors Lead-acid backup batteries Stereo Equipment
Computer towers Lithium-ion computer batteries Telescopes
Computers/laptops Misc. computer parts Televisions (all sizes, types)
Copy machines Microscopes Typewriters
Corded power tools Modems/routers Vacuums
Corded telephones Network switches VOIP phones
Cordless power tools Paper  shredders


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Non-acceptable Items

Large appliances including refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, and dryers
Air Conditioning and Swamp Coolers
Broken or exposed cathode ray tube (CRT) glass
Items that contain Freon (mini-refrigerator, wine refrigerator)
Items containing liquid mercury (Thermostats, fire detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, etc)
Light bulbs of any kind
Microwave ovens
Poly-chlorinated biphenyl ballasts (PBC) found in fluorescent light fixtures

For more information about other recycling vendors and options throughout the year please visit any of the links below (fees and restrictions vary):

Outcomes of Previous E-recycling Events:

  • Drop-offs at Techno Rescue (Aug. 5-7 and Aug. 10-12) – 38,628 pounds of electronics.
  • Aug. 8, 2020 – 266,805 pounds (133 tons) of electronics were received.  Douglas County Search and Rescue and Douglas County Community Safety Volunteers will share $14,300 in donations.
  • July 15, 2020 – 246,000 pounds (123 tons) of electronics were received filling eighteen 52′ trailers.  Douglas County Search and Rescue received $18,000 in donations.
  • June 17, 2020  –  189,225 pounds (94.61 tons) of electronics were received filling thirteen 52’ trailers. Douglas County Search and Rescue received $8,600 in donations.
  • 2019 – 275,823 pounds (137.91 tons) of electronics were received.
  • 2018 – 180,000 pounds (90 tons) of electronics were received.

These events were made possible by:

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