Can I drop off my regular recycling at the Depot?
-No, at this time we are not taking any curbside recycling items.
Where is the Depot located?
-At the old Windemere location, 1801 W Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs. Please do not bring your items to YVSC’s office.
Where do I park?
-There will be cones to identify parking spaces when you arrive. You may park directly in front of the Depot (to the left when you first pull in) if you have heavier items. There is additional parking to the right, directly in front of Garcia Construction, if you are able to carry your items.
What is considered “electronic”?
-Anything with a cord that plugs into the wall or runs on battery power is considered electronic in terms of items that we accept. We cannot accept large appliances (refrigerators or ovens) or TVs with broken screens.
Can I bring a laptop battery that is expanded?
-Yes, we accept all expanded and corroded batteries; lithium ion, NiCad, rechargeable, alkaline, 9V, and lead acid batteries (prices vary).
Can I bring a broken light bulb?
-Yes, we will accept broken light bulbs, just keep them separate from your intact light bulbs.
What if the item I’m dropping off still works?
-We still have to charge for it like any other item because we are only recycling materials, not upcycling them. You are encouraged to try and use Facebook Marketplace to find new homes for items in working order before bringing them to us for recycling.
Some pricing seems expensive, why is that?
-YVSC is covering costs for the recycling services, the transportation to and from the front range where these companies are located, and our rental fees for the facility itself. We are hoping to be able to adjust prices in the future and offer more services, but it is a process that will progress step-by-step with your help and patience.
Do you offer discounted rates for low-income families?
-Yes, we offer cost coverage based on the honor system for folks that bring materials to the Depot and may have difficulty affording the fees. This fund is supplemented by donations brought in through the Depot.
Can I drop off items even if the Depot is not open?
-NO, please do not dump materials at the Depot at any time outside of our hours! This area is under video surveillance. Our hours correspond with Lift Up in the hope that this will provide additional convenience for folks getting rid of household items.
Do you accept credit card payments?
-Yes, we accept all credit cards, checks or cash. Those paying with a card will incur a small credit card handling fee.
Are there volunteer opportunities with the Depot?
-Yes, we are happy to have volunteers come help with the Depot! Just email Dakota Dolan (email@example.com) or Winn Cowman (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a shift (Coming soon: online sign up through the Depot’s website).