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 someone who will use your working electronics before recycling them. Organizations like women's shelters often accept donations of working cell phones. Try giving your working electronics to neighbors through free community groups such as Buy Nothing Kirkland facebook groups, Nextdoor Kirkland, FreeCycle, or Craigslist.
Device have minor damage? Check out iFixit's instructional articles and videos to see if you can repair your electronics instead of replacing them.
Single family residents in Kirkland can recycle electronics next to your cart, including:
- TVs up to 21” screen size (use E-Cycle Washington for larger TVs)
- 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
- 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. Accepted materials include: televisions, computers, laptops, computer monitors, e-readers, tablets, and portable DVD players.
Bring accepted electronics to the following Kirkland collection sites for free:
- Goodwill Juanita
9826 NE 132nd ST
This location accepts up to 10 televisions, monitors, computers and laptops per donor, per day.
- Value Village Totem Lake
12515 116th Avenue NE
Quantities accepted may be limited
- Totem Lake Goodwill Donation Center
12221 120th Avenue NE (Fred Meyer parking lot)
No TVs larger than 19” and limit 5 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 and Goodwill. 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.
holds electronics collection events at Bridle Trails Shopping Center on the first Saturday of most months. They accept "anything with a cord." Some items, like refrigerators, may have a fee for recycling.