My Favorite Recycling Program: E-Cycle Washington

E Cycle Washington offers free electronics recycling to residents.

E Cycle Washington offers free electronics recycling to residents.

I’m Jenna Higgins, Recycling Programs Coordinator for the City of Kirkland. It’s a great gig – I get to work with residents and businesses on how to reduce waste and sort what they do have into the right spots. It’s also exciting to be in a place like Kirkland, where the community is so active and interested in doing the right environmental thing.

We have great programs available to all residents, and I’m happy to help spread the word. One of my favorite programs to share about (available to everyone, not just Kirkland residents!) is the E-Cycle Washington program. When you decide it’s finally time to upgrade from that bulky tube TV to a new sleek flat screen – this program is for you!

old-televisionE-Cycle Washington is a free program that provides responsible recycling of computers, monitors, TVs, portable DVD players and e-readers in our state. Starting in 2009, electronics manufacturers in Washington took responsibility for safely recycling these products – and residents have really utilized it. If you need to get rid of an old TV or computer, take advantage of this program, so you can get rid of it for free, and be comfortable that it’s being handled responsibly! Use the E-Cycle Washington website to find where you can take electronics for recycling.

Please take advantage of the great programs we have here in Kirkland — call the recycling hotline if you have questions, or just say hello! 425-587-3812 or recycle@kirklandwa.gov. It’s fun getting your emails and calls, and we’re always happy to help you figure out how to recycle something new.