Please do not discard electronics in the trash. Disposal of waste electronics from non-residential sources, such as schools is regulated hazardous waste in Colorado. Aurora Public Schools has a program to recycle school generated waste electronic equipment or e-waste.

E-waste contains a number of hazardous constituents such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, chromium and silver. Many of these are found on the circuit board or in the glass. These constituents are not a concern while the equipment is in use, but if disposed of in a landfill, harmful chemicals could leach out and contaminate groundwater and soil.

Examples of e-waste include:

  • All computer equipment, including laptops, desktops, servers, printers, keyboard, mice, and other peripherals
  • All TVs and monitors (tube type and flat screen)
  • All audio/video equipment (VCR, DVD, Stereo, consoles)
  • All wire and connectors

The APS Warehouse coordinates pick up of electronics for disposal. The pickup schedule can be found at

The process is as follows:

  • The Warehouse will contact the site one month prior to pickup.
  • The site will furnish the warehouse an inventory of items to be picked up.
  • The warehouse will schedule the pickup with the disposal company and meet the company onsite.
  • The warehouse will remove the equipment from the site asset inventory.

APS Environmental picks up the following for disposal:

  • Small Appliances - such as microwaves, coffeemakers, toasters, curling irons, hair dryers, lamps, vacuum cleaners, etc.
  • Large Appliances - such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, ovens and dishwashers
  • Electronic ballasts