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 2017 sorted by product type and by county of origin.
See year-in-total collection data: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
2015 Annual Report
The 2015 Annual Report of the E-Cycle Washington program is now available.
Curbside Collection of Electronics
Ecology has posted a Guide to Curbside Collection of Electronics Through the E-Cycle Washington Program to provide information and guidance to curbside recycling service providers who may be interested in becoming a collector/transporter in the E-Cycle program.
Did You Know?A recent waste characterization study shows electronics taken through the E-Cycle program continue to be diverted from the landfill. The following table shows electronic products in disposed waste in 2009 vs 2015-16. Highlighted cells are products accepted in the E-Cycle program:
For further reading, the 2015-2016 Washington Statewide Waste Characterization Study is now available online.
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. The goal of the program, however, is to prevent electronics from being exported to countries with weak hazardous waste regulations. 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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