Electronic waste and cathode ray tubes
Businesses can avoid some Dangerous Waste Regulations requirements by recycling common electronic waste, such as:
- Televisions (including those with cathode ray tubes)
- Computers and monitors
- Portable, laptop computers, tablets, etc.
Learn what policies to follow and how to recycle your e-waste properly.
Not a business?
Recycling e-waste reduces dangerous chemicals in landfills and our environment. When businesses recycle their e-waste, then it:
- Does not count as a dangerous waste.
- Does not affect your generator category.
- Does not require a manifest when transported off-site (although Department of Transportation requirements for transporting hazardous materials may still apply).
How do businesses recycle e-waste properly?
This will depend on a business’s generator category:
- Small quantity generators (SQGs), or businesses with fewer than 50 employees, can use E-Cycle Washington to recycle e-waste for free.
- Medium or large quantity generators (MQGs, LQGs) need to follow the Interim Enforcement Policy to recycle e-waste (except cathode ray tubes, which are conditionally excluded).
Note: SQGs are unlikely to benefit from the interim policy but may choose to follow it.