Electronics contain lead, cadmium, mercury, and other toxic components. Keep toxics out of our water by keeping e-waste out of the landfill.
All items given to the recycling programs below are recycled, not reused, so we encourage you to find a new home for working electronics such as smartphones and tablets that you're upgrading. Organizations like women's shelters often accept donations of working cell phones. You may be able to give away working electronics to your neighbors through free community groups such as Buy Nothing Kirkland, Nextdoor Kirkland, FreeCycle, or Craigslist.
Single family residents in Kirkland can recycle electronics curbside, including:
- Computers: CPUs, monitors, keyboards, peripherals (mice, speakers, cables, etc.)
- Laptops, tablets, e-readers
- Printers, copy machines, scanners
- Handheld devices (in clear plastic bag): cellphones, PDAs, MP3 players, calculators
- TVs up to 21” screen size, DVD/VCR players, audio equipment
Each item should be no more than 2 feet x 2 feet x 2 feet and no more than 60 pounds.
To schedule pick-up, call Waste Management at 1 (800) 592-9995 or sign up at wmnorthwest.com/Kirkland at least one business day before your collection day. On collection day, place all electronics two feet from your blue recycling cart. Put smaller electronics in a clear plastic bag.
Selected electronics can be recycled year round through E-Cycle Washington. Televisions with screens larger than 21" should be dropped off (for free) at collection sites. Other accepted materials include computers, laptops, computer monitors, e-readers, tablets, and portable DVD players.
Bring accepted electronics to any of the following collection sites in Kirkland for free:
12515 116th Avenue NE
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Restrictions: Quantities accepted may be limited
9826 NE 132nd ST
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
This location accepts up to 10 televisions, monitors, computers and laptops per donor, per day, under the E-Cycle Washington program.
Totem Lake Goodwill Donation Center
12221 120th Avenue NE (in front of Fred Meyer)
Hours: Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Restrictions: No TVs larger than 19” and limit 3 items per person per day. Note that this location accepts items only until the truck is full for the day.
Recycle cell phones at Kirkland City Hall, Goodwill, and RadioShack. Find more locations at call2recycle.org.
Recycle or refill ink cartridges at ECO Cartridge in Totem Lake. Outside of Kirkland, recycle printers and toner at Staples and Best Buy.
Find more options for recycling electronics at takeitbacknetwork.org.
Kirkland hosts two Recycling Collection Events each year, in May and October, where we accept all items listed under the curbside program.
PC Recycle holds electronics collection events at Bridle Trails Shopping Center on the first Saturday of most months. They accept "anything with a cord."