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Televisions make up majority of E-waste

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Since the E-Cycle program kicked off in January, millions of pounds of old electronics have been recycled in Washington and Oregon.

Both states released numbers about how their programs are doing at this point. Washington and Oregon started offering ways for people to recycled their unwanted and old TVs, computers and other electronics for free in 2009.  

Washington state has collected 22 million pounds of unwanted televisions, computers and monitors. The latest figures show televisions account for 57 percent of the weight collected so far. Oregon's last count showed about 5 million pounds collected.

Washington E-Cyle Program

Who can use the program?

Households, small businesses, schools & school districts, small governments, special purpose districts, and charities can recycle electronic products free of charge in this program.

What can I recycle for free?

  • televisions
  • computers
  • computer monitors
  • portable or laptop computers

Please note that computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and printers are not included in this program.

To read more, click on the link to the right of this story.

 

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