E-Cycle WA information for local governments
Local governments can use the E-Cycle Washington program to recycle covered electronic products for free. You can also register as a collector if you want to provide collection sites at public facilities.
As of Jan. 1, 2009, the following government entities in Washington may dispose of their unwanted covered electronic products free of charge through E-Cycle WA:
- Governments of cities with a population of under 50,000
- Governments of counties with a population of under 125,000
- School districts
- Special purpose districts
How can local governments support E-Cycle WA?
- Local governments must promote the E-Cycle WA program. This outreach is eligible for funding under Local Solid Waste Financial Assistance (LSWFA) grants.
- Promote the program with the Local Government Toolkit.
- Use the outreach materials for logos, stickers, brochures, and social media content.
- Contact the Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority (MMFA) for free 8x5 informational cards.
- Become a collector.
- Read the law, chapter 70A.500 RCW; or the rule, chapter 173-900 WAC.
Collecting electronic products
Local governments may want to work with the MMFA to provide collection sites at public facilities. Local governments must register with us if they want to be compensated by a recycling plan for collecting electronics. Find out how to register as a collector. For information about the eligibility of collection events, see Collection Event FAQ.
Local government & community satisfaction reports
Local governments and communities are encouraged to submit an annual "Satisfaction Report" to us by March 1, but may do so throughout the year. The entity responsible for preparing the solid waste management plan for an area is responsible for submitting the Satisfaction Report. The report must use a template we provide that will include:
- Accessibility and convenience of services, and how they are working in their community
- What services aren't working and why
- Suggestions for improvements to services that plans provide
- Description of public outreach and education
- Any other relevant information
The 2022 Satisfaction Report Summary is available. We summarized the feedback we received from local governments in these annual reports to improve the Standard Plan for recycling electronics and to evaluate any new plans that may be proposed.