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Colorado Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center

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About Us

COLERC Foundation is the governing organization for the MD6 Colorado Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. It includes the District Processing Centers located in District 6C, Denver Colorado and District 6C, 6NE, 6SE and 6W Lions clubs collecting and sorting of used eyeglasses.

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Directions to COLERC 

Directions to COLERC at 4605 Monaco Street.pdf

COLERC Processing Center 

Note: Google maps has an error in the directions. Once on Monaco St, continue North of I-70, across the first set of railroad tracks, then turn left to: 

4605 Monaco Street, Denver, CO 80216

Used Glasses Drop Off Locations

Used Eyeglasses can not be dropped off at the COLERC location. Click here for locations in District 6C and the Denver Metro area to drop off used eyeglasses.

Volunteer Schedule

This calendar displays the volunteer activities at the recycling center consisting of three main activities, Orientation, Training and Processing.

Colorado Lions MD6 participates in the Lions Clubs International "Recycle For Sight" program by collecting used eyeglasses. In Colorado, after used glasses have been collected, they are separated by type (broken (unusable), non-prescription sunglasses, readers, specialty including prescription sunglasses, and all usable prescription glasses. All usable prescription glasses are cleaned, scanned to determine the optics of each pair and sorted by prescription. They are then boxed for distribution to various organizations who distribute them in the U.S. and around the world to people that do not have access to glasses. Used eyeglasses are made available from the recycling and distribution center. 

The Colorado Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (COLERC), is a nonprofit (soon to be a 501(c-3) foundation of the Lions of Colorado.  

The mission of the Colorado Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center is threefold:

Browse our Web site for more information about the Colorado Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Colorado Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center representative regarding eyeglass recycling, please e-mail us at Info@colerc.org.

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Glasses to be Processed

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Washing Station

Lensmeter Processing

Racks with sorted glasses

Sorting Processed Glasses

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Storage of Boxed Glasses

Boxes ready to be sent on missions

Boxed Glasses ready for Missions

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Update Computer Inventory 

Computer inventory system

Computer Inventory Workstation