Electronics & E-Waste

Electronic waste, or e-waste, including computers, monitors, and televisions, are not allowed in the garbage because they contain toxic materials that can be hazardous to human health and the environment. There are several options for safe disposal of these items.

Recology CleanScapes offers free curbside collection of small electronics for Bothell single-family & multi-family residential customers.

Single-family Residential Customers
Please follow the instructions below to recycle small electronics:

    • Submit a Special Item Recycling request form to schedule a pickup.
    • Items must be 2’ x 2’ x 2’ or smaller and weigh less than 60 lbs.
    • Place items in a clear plastic bag and set on top of or next to recycle cart.

Laptops, tablets, cell phones, desktops, TVs, printers, peripherals, LCD Monitors, CRT Monitors, and hard drives can be dropped off at The Recology Store. Items dropped off at the store are collected by Electronic Recyclers International. ERI is both R2 and e-Steward certified and responsibly recycles or refurbishes all e-waste received. ERI also performs data destruction in accordance with Department of Defense and National Institute of Standard and Technology protocol to ensure 100 percent data destruction.

Apartment and Condominium Customers
Apartment and condominium customers must call or submit a Special Recycling Item Form to arrange collection. Service must be requested by the bill payer on record. Please DO NOT set appliances next to carts or containers.

Drop-off Options
Computers, laptops and televisions can be taken to E-Cycle Washington drop-off locations where they are collected for reuse or recycling at no charge. Call 1.800.RECYCLE or visit the E-Cycle Washington website for e-waste disposal locations and information.

The Take It Back Network also provides information on how to dispose of all unwanted electronics.