Woodland Park Panther Recycling

Our Recycling Event for January 12th has been rescheduled for January 19, 2019.  Event time is 10:30 – 12:30.

Woodland Park Panther Recycling Saturday Events will be held on the Second Saturday of each month from August – May, except December.  Event will run from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Our December Event will be held on December 15th.

Please do not leave any recycling items at the door or at the school.  This program benefits our Transition Program for students with disabilities.  When items are left, its a cost to our program.    If you are unable to make our scheduled list of dates, you may call us at 719-686-2370 to possibly schedule a drop off time. List of scheduled dates are located at: http://www.wpsdk12.org/wppr/recycling-events/

Woodland Park Panther Recycling is a program within Woodland Park High School that collects and recycles electronics waste from the local community.  The Special Education and Transition students in Woodland Park, Manitou Springs, and Cripple Creek-Victor High Schools have an opportunity to work in the recycling depot during their school day to learn important job skills and various aspects of running a business while preparing them for graduation and entering the 21st century workforce.  These youth are learning the importance of recycling and the effects of hazardous waste on the environment while learning how to disassemble electronic components in a warehouse environment. We are in our fourth school year now and are providing an important and desirable service within the local community! We look forward to your visit and appreciate your continued support!

Fee Schedule

Our Fee Schedule can be found by clicking here.

Our Mission!

To provide educational services to the students in Ute Pass BOCES who require further career exploration prior to graduation, thereby providing them with important job skills and readiness for a successful transition into the world of work.  This program also serves as a beneficial service to the Woodland Park community and outlying areas through educating and providing an electronics recycling depot to local residents.  The Woodland Park Panther Recycling Program thereby helps to decrease the amount of electronics waste being wrongfully disposed of into the environment which may create toxic and hazardous conditions.  In order to provide these services to the students and the community, WPPR has worked with the State of Colorado to be in compliance with all state mandated hazardous waste regulations. It is WPPR’s commitment to continually improve this program to align itself with the ideals of the environmental leadership program.

Why Recycle?

  • Recycling turns something unwanted or broken into something that can be used again
    • Many electronics which appear to be at end of life can in fact have many uses if the components are broken down and processed…such as metals, plastics, batteries, and glass
  • Many electronics harbor elements that are harmful to the environment and pose a hazard to our water and soil if tossed into the landfills! Potential contaminants are:
    • Lead
    • Mercury
    • Cadmium
    • …and more!
  • In July of 2013 a bill was put into effect stating that most household electronics must now be recycled properly and not dumped in the landfills (see Senate Bill 12-133 for details and further information on the laws in your area)
  • There is no limit on size for recycling TV’s.
  • We do accept batteries for a fee.
  • We do not accept refrigerators because of the hazardous materials.

Contact Information

Any questions please contact Diane Algire
Phone: (719) 686-2370
Email: dalgire@wpsdk12.org

 

Location Information

Woodland Park Panther Recycling is Located on the backside of Woodland Park Middle School at 600 E. Kelly’s Road, Woodland Park, CO 80863

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