Yampa Valley Recycles Depot provides an outlet for
hard-to-recycle items.

These items often contain materials that are banned from landfills because they leach toxic contaminants, spark fires, or otherwise create nuisance conditions. Hard-to-recycle items, such as electronics, are typically disassembled and sorted into various components for recycling. Recycling these materials achieves two goals. It helps to protect public health and the environment by keeping them out of landfills and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by reusing in lieu of mining and harvesting virgin materials.

Traditionally Yampa Valley Sustainability Council has offered bi-annual drop-off events for hard-to-recycle materials. These events have been highly successful, diverting more than 65 tons of materials in 2019. Building on that success, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council in partnership with Routt County and the City of Steamboat Springs, is making hard-to-recycle diversion convenient and sustainable by offering a year-round drop-off location for these items.

Location: 1801 Lincoln Ave
                 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12pm-4pm


Routt County partners with nonprofit organizations such as Yampa Valley Sustainability Council to provide numerous opportunities to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Current programs and activities provided with the assistance of these organizations include:
  • Fluorescent light bulb recycling machine
  • Support of recycling at the Routt County Fair
  • Annual Community Clean Up Day
  • Provision of Community Recycling Events
  • Recycling Guide
The Yampa Valley Recycles Guide is provided by Yampa Valley Sustainability CouncilSearch the online guide or play the waste sorting game

Download the free mobile app "Yampa Valley Recycles" from your App Store.
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Cell Phone Recycling

For every million cellphones that are recycled, 35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered. – E.P.A.
By recycling cell phones, you are helping the environment through landfill reduction, keeping water clean, and reducing the demand for mining of new material and resources necessary to produce phones.
We at The Wireless Alliance accept environmental responsibility for our activities and processes. We are committed to sound environmental practices and the prevention of pollution.
The Wireless Alliance is also committed to protecting the environment by keeping wireless waste out of our landfills, and to the review and continual improvement of our EHSMS and activities to minimize impact on the environment.
Our policy for managing used and end-of-life electronic equipment is based on a “reuse, recover, dispose” hierarchy of responsible management strategies.


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Waste Diversion