If you’re anything like me, you hold onto things you don’t need anymore because you KNOW there’s got to be a better home for them than the landfill.
Good news, often there is!
Nude Foods Market (3233 Walnut Street) takes a few things then there is a magical place called The CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials.)
This post is focused specifically on Boulder’s recycling capabilities and every town is different so please research where to recycle each of these materials wherever you live : )
The list below is NOT always going to contain the most up to date information so is designed to inspire you about all the things you can recycle rather than be taken as gospel. Please check the links above to confirm what is accepted and what the prices are.
|Candy Wrappers (During November only)||Bring them to Nude Foods Market at 3233 Walnut Street! We send them off to Terracycle|
|Batteries||Ridwell / The Happy Beetle|
|Mailers (like Amazon envelopes)||Nude Foods Market|
|Electronics||Take to CHaRM|
NO vacuum bags, glass (coffee pots, blender carafes, etc.), or food/ liquid residue.
ITEMS AT LEAST 50% METAL, INCLUDING APPLIANCES
|Paper Shredding Service||CHARM
• Paper materials only
|Glassware||RESOURCE / CHaRM|
|Plastic Bags, Plastic Bubble Wrap & Foam Packing Sheets||CHaRM
PLASTIC BAGS, PLASTIC BUBBLE WRAP & FOAM PACKING SHEETS
NO moisture, receipts, or food waste inside bags, biodegradable plastic, tape or packing peanuts
|#6 White Block Foam||CHaRM
• #6 White block foam packaging and rigid foam insulation only
NO packing peanuts, Styrofoam® cups or “to-go” boxes, moisture or tape
|Big Durable #2 Plastics, including plastic lawn furniture!!!!||CHaRM
• Large plastics marked with a #2 such as plastic play structures, plastic watering cans, clean #2 plastic buckets (no residue), clean plastic barrels, crates, rigid backyard kiddie pools, and plastic trash containers with a #2.
Please remove non-plastic parts. Metal handles on buckets are OK.
NO inflatable pools or other inflatable plastics, flower pots without a #2, water beds, chew toys, CD jewel cases, small toys such as action figures, etc. Please cut if necessary so no larger than 3’ in any dimension.
|Mattresses and Box Springs (all sizes)||CHaRM|
|Bicycles and Bike Parts||If they’re in working order, take them to Community Cycles. Otherwise take to CHaRM
• Any condition
|Bicycle Tires and Tubes||Bicycle tubes are now being collected at Nude Foods to be turned into dog toys. Or take to CHaRM.|
|Books and Manuals||CHaRM
• Computer and office manuals, hard-bound books, paperbacks
|Concrete||• Must be clean. No metal or rocks accepted.|
|Cooking Oil||NO motor oil or any oil used for purposes other than cooking.|
|Fire Extinguishers||CHaRM / Resource|
|Porcelain Toilets, Sinks and Urinals||CHaRM / Resource|
|Reusable Shoes and Textiles||CHaRM
• Paired, reusable shoes (no mud)
Go dig out those things you’ve been holding onto because you were sure there was a better place for them and take them to The CHaRM TODAY!!! 6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder. Mon – Sat: 9am – 5pm.
If you live outside Boulder, do some research and find a similar center in your area.
Please also double check all these details as CHaRM / Resource sometimes changes fees / what they accept.