Welcome to E-Cycle WashingtonWashington's FREE, convenient and environmentally responsible electronics recycling program has been operational since January 1, 2009. Products accepted at E-Cycle Washington drop-off sites are: computers, monitors, laptops, tablet computers, televisions, portable DVD players and e-readers.
Total volume of electronics collected for recycling through E-Cycle Washington:
See up to date collection data for 2014 sorted by product type and by county of origin.
See year-in-total collection data: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2013 Annual Report
The 2013 Annual Report of the E-Cycle Washington program is now available.
Did You Know?A quarter billion is a BIG number no matter how you look at it. A quarter billion people is equal to the current population of the United States (minus California and Texas). If you stacked a quarter billion pennies you would have a tower of pennies 236 miles high!
Well, in the first week of December the E-Cycle Washington program will reach the quarter billion (250 million) pound recycling milestone since the program began on January 1, 2009. It's impossible to imagine what a quarter billion pound pile of electronics might look like, but it would be equal to the weight of 449 fully loaded Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners. Congratulations Washington - that's BIG!
Find a free drop-off location near you.
Households, small businesses, schools & school districts, small governments, special purpose districts, and charities can recycle electronic products free of charge in this program. More information.
Where can I recycle?
Visit 1800recycle.wa.gov or call 1-800-RECYCLE to find electronic product recycling services in your area.
What can I recycle for free through E-Cycle Washington?
However, peripherals and the other electronics noted, below, can be dropped off at these retailers and recycled at no charge.
The majority of the electronics are disassembled for recycling here in Washington. Some electronics go out-of-state for processing and some materials are exported for recycling at approved facilities. However, obsolete electronics are not exported to third-world countries. Metals, plastics and glass are separated and sold as commodities to be reused as raw materials in the manufacturing of new products. On average only 2% of the total volume goes to a landfill - mostly particle board from cabinet TVs. Toxic materials such as batteries, leaded glass, circuit boards and fluorescent tubes must be managed properly by approved recyclers. Ecology also requires recyclers to meet standards designed to protect worker safety and health as well as the environment.
What if my electronic equipment still works? Many groups and businesses focus on making used electronics available for reuse. More information on donating your electronics for reuse.
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