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 single-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 pick-up.
- 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 the recycle cart.
The Recology Store Shoreline also accepts e-waste and electronics for reuse and recycling. 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.
Residents of the state of Washington can call 1.800.RECYCLE or visit the E-Cycle Washington website for E-Waste disposal information.
The Take It Back Network also provides information on how to dispose of all unwanted electronics.
The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool will help you find desktops and laptops that are manufactured environmentally responsibly and have a long user life.