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 freeat:
    • Recycling Center at the Transfer Station on South Jacob Miller Road, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Port Townsend Goodwill, located at 602 Howard Street.

    Find out more information about the E-Cycle Washington Program. Households, small businesses, schools and school districts, small governments, special purpose districts and charities can recycle the following electronic products free of charge:

      • Monitor
      • Computer
      • Laptop computer
      • Televisions
      • Tablets
      • E-Readers
      • Portable DVD Players
  • 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

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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