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 state 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?

Collecting electronic products

Local governments may wish to work with the Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority to provide collection sites at public facilities. Local governments must register with us if they wish to be compensated by a recycling plan for collecting electronics. Visit the collector page for more information on how to register as a collector. For information about the eligibility of collection events, see Collection Event FAQs.

Local government & community satisfaction reports

Local governments and local 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 information on:

  • 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 plans provide.
  • Description of public outreach and education.
  • Any other relevant information.

The 2017 Satisfaction Report Summary is available. We use the feedback received from local governments and summarized in these annual reports to improve the Standard Plan for recycling electronics and to evaluate any new plans that may be proposed.