OLYMPIA – Washington State’s pioneering program called E-Cycle is marking its 10-year anniversary. E-Cycle provides free recycling for computers, TV’s and other electronics. Over 360-million pounds of electronics and 26-million pounds of lead have been recycled.
Although managed by the Washington Department of Ecology and electronics manufacturers, E-Cycle depends on a network of local collection sites and recyclers to ensure everyone in Washington has a convenient place to drop off old electronics.
There are 323 collection locations covering every county in Washington. A member of the program from the beginning, the Colville Confederated Tribes recycling program has collected more than 216,000 pounds of electronics, with almost 34,000 pounds in 2017 alone.