Electronics Factsheets & Guides

NWPSCElectronic product stewardship: E-Cycle Washington (PDF)

Washington's electronics stewardship program has recycled over 385 million pounds of electronics, from 300 collection sites, 2009-2018. NWPSC handout, October 2018

E-Cycle Washington Turns 5 (PDF)

In operation since January 2009, E-Cycle Washington commemorated its fifth year with this infographic (PDF) depiction of the 200 million pounds of computers, TVs, and monitors that have been recycled, 13 million pounds of lead, 330 collection sites statewide, and 125 jobs created.

Designing an Effective Electronics Recycling Program: Lessons Learned from Existing State Programs (PDF)

Product Stewardship Institute, 2012. Summary of variations among the 25 existing electronics stewardship laws, impacts on the amount of material collected, materials management, program efficiency, and the administrative burden on government.

NWPSCThe Northwest Product Stewardship Council has produced a series of fact sheets highlighting the initial results of the E-Cycle Washington Program.
  • E-Cycle Washington is a "smash hit" (PDF file, 672KB), this factsheet provides a quick look at the accomplishments and benefits of the first two years of E-Cycle Washington. October 2011.
NWPSCNWPSC Electronics Subcommittee Issue Paper (PDF file, 39KB).

Northwest Product Stewardship Council. 2010.

California Integrated Waste Management Board's Procurement Guidelines.

California Integrated Waste Management Board. June 13, 2008. Links to documents outlining guidelines for California State agency staff involved in purchasing, using or managing electronic equipment. 

NWPSCNWPSC Bulletin Vol 3, Issue 1: The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) (PDF file, 120KB).

Northwest Product Stewardship Council. January 2004.

Environmentally Preferable Procurement Guidelines for Information Technology (IT) Equipment in Health Care.

Health Care Without Harm and the Computer TakeBack Campaign. February 12, 2004.

Front-end Financing (FEF) Scenarios (PDF file, 115KB). 

Snohomish County Solid Waste Management Division. January 20, 2004. A 12-page guide to financing scenarios for producer responsibility programs. 

Front-end Financing (FEF) Scenarios for the Collection/Recycling of Electronic Products (PDF file, 115KB).

Snohomish County Solid Waste Management Division. 2004.

Recommendations for Electronics Handling for School Districts, Cities and Towns in Snohomish County (PDF file, 81KB).

Snohomish County Solid Waste Management Division. June 6, 2003.  

Citizen's Guide to Producer Responsibility: Who is taking out the electronic trash? (PDF file, 266KB)

Washington Citizens for Resource Conservation. February 2003. 

Take it Back Network: Packaging and Transporting Electronics (PDF file, 1.1MB)

Snohomish County Solid Waste Management Division. February 2003. Tips and guidlines for proper handling of electronic products for recycling at stores and businesses. 

Setting Up & Operating Electronics Recycling/Reuse Programs: A Manual for Municipalities & Counties.

Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. March 2002. 

NWPSCNWPSC Bulletin Vol. 1, Issue 1: Governments Saddled with Electronic Scrap (PDF file, 426KB).

Northwest Product Stewardship Council. November 2001.

NWPSCConsiderations for Local Communities Related to Collection of Used Electronic Products (PDF file, 53KB).

Northwest Product Stewardship Council. 

NWPSCNWPSC Policymakers Bulletin - Governments Saddled With Electronic Scrap

This Policymakers' Bulletin (PDF file, 426KB, November 2001) outlines the problems of electronic scrap and how they affect local governments. The bulletin describes how product stewardship practices can save local governments money on waste management and describes how electronics product manufacturers can share the burden. It also provides a list of actions that local governments can take to make the shift from current waste management practices to product stewardship practices.