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?In 2014 the E-Cycle Washington program collected and recycled 44.4 million pounds of electronics. While that is still a LOT of electronics this was the first time in the 6-year history of the program that the year-end total volume for E-Cycle Washington did not exceed the previous year's volume - 45.2 million pounds were collected in 2013.
Over the last three years Washington (pop. 6.9 million) has recycled 133 million pounds of electronics or 6.4 pounds per capita, far outpacing all other states with similar programs except for California (pop. 38.3 million) which collected approximately 600 million pounds, but only 5.2 pounds per capita.
Way to flex your recycling muscle, Washington!
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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