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About 1-800-RECYCLE

The 1-800-RECYCLE hotline and online database provide information about recycling services across Washington State. We can provide information on where or how to recycle everything from appliances to paint in your community.
  • Call 1-800-RECYCLE, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays) for recycling information.
  • Visit 1800recycle.wa.gov to search for recycling locations near you.
Add your business to the recycling database
Email 1800recycle@ecy.wa.gov or fill out our online survey.


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For information on free recycling for TVs, computers, monitors, laptops, and e-readers, visit:

1-800-RECYCLE statistics

Call volumes tend to increase in the spring and summer months. The total calls per year decreased from 5,430 in 2015 to 4,288 calls in 2016.

The volume of searches using the 1-800-RECYCLE online database were fairly consistent each month between 2015 and 2016. The number of web searches dropped slightly from 78,195 total searches in 2015 to 77,618 searches in 2016.

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Disclaimer: Ecology staff update the 1-800-RECYCLE database once a year. Services in the database are subject to change. The information in this database is not necessarily complete. There may be other companies qualified to offer similar recycling services in addition to those listed. Ecology does not endorse companies listed or guarantee the quality of the service provided.