Woodland Park Panther Recycling

Woodland Park Panther Recycling Saturday events will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you are unable to make one of our Saturday events, please contact us to schedule a appointment for drop off at 719-686-2370.

To see all Recycling Dates for the 2019-2020 school year, click here.

The Woodland Park Panther Recycling Program 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 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 workforce. These youth learn the importance of recycling and the effects of hazardous waste on the environment while gaining skills in disassembling electronic components in a warehouse environment.

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 giving them 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 (WPPR) 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 become compliant with all state mandated hazardous waste regulations. It is WPPR’s commitment to continually improve this program in alignment 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 include:
    • 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.)

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Contact Information

Any questions please contact Patty Woods
Phone: (719) 686-2370
Email: pwoods@wpsdk12.org

Location Information

Woodland Park Panther Recycling is located inside Woodland Park Middle School, 600 E. Kelly’s Road, Woodland Park.