Washington Recycles: Electronics

Washington Recycles: Electronics

Welcome to E-Cycle Washington

E-Cycle Washington is a free program that makes it easy for Washington residents to recycle their broken, obsolete or worn-out electronics. Electronic products contain both valuable materials that can be recycled and toxic chemicals that should be kept out of the landfill.

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?
  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • Computer monitors
  • Portable or laptop computers including "tablet computers"
  • E-readers (also called e-book readers)
  • Portable DVD players
Computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and printers are not included in the E-Cycle program.

Peripherals and the other electronics noted, below, can be dropped off at these retailers and recycled at no charge.
  • Keyboards - Best Buy and Staples stores
  • Printers - Best Buy and Staples stores
  • Toner cartridges - Best Buy and Staples stores
  • Cell phones - Best Buy, Staples and RadioShack stores
Total volume of electronics collected for recycling through E-Cycle Washington:
340,239,674 pounds

Collection data for 2017

For questions about where to recycle electronic products check the 1-800-RECYCLE website

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:

Table Electronic Products in Disposed Wastes

For further reading, the 2015-2016 Washington Statewide Waste Characterization Study is now available online.

Find a free drop-off location near you.