E-Cycle Washington is a program that provides responsible recycling of computers, monitors and TVs in our state. You can also be assured that items taken to or collected by authorized collectors are handled safely and responsibly according to preferred management standards set by WMMFA and the State Department of Ecology.
Recycle: It is estimated that millions of pounds of unwanted electronics are thrown in the trash in Washington each year. Electronics can contain toxic materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury and hazardous chemicals that can harm human health and the environment. E-cycling keeps these and other materials out of our landfills and incinerators and conserves natural resources and energy required to make products from scratch.
Re-Use: Many materials in these products can be re-used in new products if handled properly, conserving the resources and energy needed to recycle and reprocess existing units as well as reducing the need to manufacture virgin parts. Some unwanted electronics still work, and can be made available secondhand to people and organizations who may not be able to afford to buy new equipment.
E-cycling helps us all take responsibility for the products we make, buy and use from the beginning to the end of their useful lives.