Electronics Recycling

Electronic equipment is full of toxic chemicals. These materials are not a risk to the user but can be a severe environmental risk when disposed of improperly.

Recycle Options

Residents of Jefferson County have these options for computers:
  • Upgrade your computer instead of discarding it
  • Recycle unwanted electronics for free at Port Townsend Goodwill, located at 602 Howard Street. Find out more information about the Free E-Cycle Program. Households, small businesses, schools and school districts, small governments, special purpose districts and charities can recycle the following electronic products free of charge:
    • Computer monitors
    • Computers
    • Portable or laptop computers
    • Televisions
  • Check with the company that manufactured your computer to see if they have a take-back program
  • If the computer still works you can donate it
    • Director of Information Services for Olympic Community Action 360-379-6883
    • Wilderness Technology Alliance
  • Take your computer to a business that will accept it. Check out King County Business Services
  • The Jefferson County Recycle Center accepts unwanted computers, monitors, copiers and related equipment, and televisions for recycling. Cell phones and rechargeable batteries can be recycled for free. Other electronics are accepted at a rate of $0.35 per pound

County Encourages Manufacturers

Jefferson County is following regional and national efforts to encourage computer and television manufacturers to:
  • Design products that are more easily recycled
  • Design products that last longer, with replaceable parts
  • Take back products for rebuilding or recycling
  • Develop environmentally sound products and develop recycling programs
  • Include the costs of these practices in the product price to be paid by the consumer

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