Electronics EPR program recycles 15 million pounds

In December 2020, the E-Cycle Washington electronics producer responsibility program collected 1.32 million pounds of TVs, computers and monitors for recycling, raising the collection total to 15.17 million pounds (7,585 tons) for 2020, according to the Dept. of Ecology which oversees the manufacturer-run program. While E-Cycle Washington collectors faced many challenges this year due to COVID-19, the program continues to have a robust collection network with 236 locations providing free and convenient drop off, and more than 10 collection events held across the state. Since the electronics producer responsibility program began in 2009, over 425 million pounds of electronics have been recycled.