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Electronics and "technotrash"

tv stackManufacturers are now required by state law to offer recycling services for certain electronic items at no cost to residents, nonprofits, small businesses, schools and local governments. The law took effect January 1, 2009 and applies to the following items only:

  • TVs
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Monitors
  • E-book readers (such as The Kindle and the Nook)
  • Portable DVD players
  • The state Department of Ecology is coordinating and enforcing the law through the E-CYCLE Washington program.

     

     

    Where should I take items for the E-CYCLE program?

    Items covered under the state law (as listed above) are accepted at collection sites authorized by the state Department of Ecology. Authorized sites in Thurston County are listed below. Goodwill will also accept other types of electronics, provided they are in working condition.

     

     

    Note: Residents have reported that Goodwill Stores will occasionally turn down an E-Cycle delivery if the store is short-staffed or does not have enough storage space that day. Please call before making a delivery to ensure your items will be accepted.

    Goodwill Yelm Retail Store
    906 East Yelm Avenue in Yelm
    (360) 400-2400
    Value Village Lacey
    604 Sleater-Kinney Rd SE, Lacey
    (360) 923-2410
         
    Goodwill Olympia Retail Store
    400 Cooper Point Road SW in Olympia
    (360) 956-0669

      Goodwill South Lacey Retail Store
    4800 Yelm Highway SE in Lacey
    (360) 456-1800
         
    Goodwill Olympia Outlet
    4014 Martin Way E in Olympia
    (360) 456-2484
       
         

    What other options are available for electronics?

    Local businesses: Many local businesses accept working and nonworking electronics. Visit the Where Do I Take My? database for a list. Reusing products is even better than recycling, because the items don't need to be reprocessed before they can be used again.

    Where can I take CDs, VHS tapes and cases?

    Visit the Where Do I Take My? database for a list of places that accept CDs, VHS tapes and cases.

    Where can I sell or donate items?

    If you have working electronic items of any type, try listing them on an online materials exchange website:

    Contact us

    Call the Solid Waste Hotline at (360) 867-2491 or e-mail ThurstonSolidWaste@co.thurston.wa.us.

     

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