Electronics Recycling

Electronics recycling locations may be impacted by coronavirus - please call to confirm drop-off sites are open. We anticipate hosting electronics recycling events in 2021, if safety permits.

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Electronics contain lead, cadmium, mercury, and other toxic components. Keep toxics out of our waterways by keeping e-waste out of the landfill.

Reuse and Repair Before Recycling

All items given to the recycling programs below are recycled, not reused, even if they still work. We encourage you to find someone who can use your working electronics before recycling them, to reduce your environmental impact.

Reusing an item saves about 20 times as much energy as recycling it. Materials like rare earth metals are lost in the electronics recycling process. See our suggestions for reuse in the sidebar.

Curbside Electronics Recycling (Single-Family Residents Only)

 Single family residents in Kirkland can recycle electronics next to your cart, including: 

  • microwave, TV, laptop and smartphone as examples of electronics to recycleTVs up to 21” screen size (use E-Cycle Washington drop-offs for larger TVs)
  • Computers and peripherals: CPUs, monitors, keyboards, peripherals (mice, speakers, cables, etc.)
  • Laptops, tablets, e-readers
  • Printers, copy machines, scanners, fax machines
  • Handheld devices (in clear plastic bag): cellphones, PDAs, MP3 players, calculators
  • DVD/blu-ray players, VCRs, audio equipment
  • Microwaves

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 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.

Drop-off Electronics Recycling Options (All)

TV, Computer & Tablet Drop-Offs

Residents and businesses with fewer than 50 employees can recycle electronics through E-Cycle Washington for free. Selected electronics can be recycled year-round through E-Cycle Washington, including:

  • televisions
  • computers
  • laptops
  • computer monitors
  • e-readers
  • tablets
  • portable DVD players

Bring accepted electronics to the following Kirkland collection sites for free:

  • Goodwill Juanita
    9826 NE 132nd ST
    (425) 823-7430
    This location accepts up to 10 televisions, monitors, computers and laptops per donor, per day.
     
  • Totem Lake Goodwill Donation Center
    12221 120th Avenue NE (Fred Meyer parking lot)
    (206) 329-1000
    No TVs larger than 19”. Limit 5 items per person per day. This location accepts items only until the truck is full for the day.

Cell Phone Drop-Offs

Recycle cell phones
Recycle cell phones at Kirkland City Hall (currently closed due to coronavirus) and Goodwill. Find more locations at call2recycle.org.

Donate cell phones to Lifewire
Donate cell phones to benefit victims of domestic violence. Cell phones (no chargers or cords) can be dropped off at the Public Works Maintenance Center at 915 8th Street, during office hours (Mon-Fri 8-5). Call (425) 587-3900 with questions. (City facilities are currently closed to the public and we cannot accept phones for donation.) Donated phones are turned into cash to support programs and services for domestic violence survivors and their families.

Before you donate your cell phone, erase any stored information, including your contact list, text messages and listing of incoming/outgoing numbers. Most cell phones can use a “master reset” to delete information quickly and easily.

Microwaves and Small Household Appliances Drop-Offs

Recycle microwaves and other small corded household appliances for free as scrap metal in Bellevue or Shoreline.

Other Electronics Drop-Offs

Staples and Best Buy accept printers, toner cartridges, keyboards, peripherals and many other small electronics for recycling, for free.

Find more options for recycling electronics at takeitbacknetwork.org.

Electronics Recycling Events (All Residents)

Kirkland hosts Recycling Collection Events each year where we accept electronic equipment and peripherals with limited recycling options. Sign up for email reminders about Kirkland recycling events.