August 28, 2017 – Through a partnership with Astronomers Without Borders, the Boulder County Recycling Center is collecting eclipse glasses for redistribution to Asian and South American schools during the 2019 eclipse crossing those continents.
The glasses must be undamaged and free of lens scratches for safety, otherwise they should be recycled properly by removing and trashing lenses and recycling paper frames. If frames are plastic they should also be trashed.
Reuse is a major component of a zero waste lifestyle, even more important than recycling. For that reason, any opportunity to put an item to reuse before recycling is preferable. Astronomers Without Borders works hard to ensure these glasses are not only reused but reused by those who otherwise might not have access to proper and safe eclipse viewing means.
Drop off your glasses at the Boulder County Recycling Center located at 1901 63rd Street in Boulder. Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.