Blue Star holds recycling event before new law hits

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During its last session, the Colorado General Assembly passed a law that makes it illegal to dispose of electronic devices in landfills.

And before that bill takes effect July 1, The Citadel mall and Blue Star Recyclers are making it easy for people to get rid of unwanted electronics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the northeast corner of the mall parking lot, 750 Citadel Drive.

Blue Star employees will be on site at The Citadel to unload items. The cost is $10 for every car. Normally, the nonprofit recycler charges 25 cents a pound to cover recycling costs for items like vacuum cleaners, blenders, power drills, hair dryers or almost anything with a battery or cord. Computers, laptops and servers are recycled for free at Blue Star.

The new law prohibits all electronics – not just computers – from going into state’s landfills. And Blue Star makes sure that every item is disposed of properly, removing plastic, metal, wire and copper and sending them to certified processors for the final stages of recycling.

Blue Star also accepts recycling from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 100 Talamine Court, off North Nevada Avenue.