Electronic Waste Recycling
WEC worked with our partners at Zero Waste Washington and the Environmental Priorities Coalition to create a responsible and convenient manufacturer-funded recycling system for computers, monitors, and televisions for all households, small businesses, small governments, schools, and charities in Washington. E-waste recycling prevents toxic substances found in electronics, such as lead and mercury, from polluting the environment and will recover materials for use in commerce. And by requiring manufacturers to cover the cost of disposal, the program incentivizes making devices easier to recycle. Since 2009, the first official year of E-Cycle Washington, almost 300 million pounds of waste has been collected and responsibly recycled.