Certain E-waste banned in Washington
Effective October 1, King County,
Washington banned certain electronic goods and some products containing
mercury from the garbage.
King County residents and businesses
are asked to recycle their electronics at Take It Back Network
member locations. Mercury-containing products can be recycled
at private sector recyclers or household hazardous waste facilities.
“Household products that
contain mercury include fluorescent light bulbs and tubes and
thermometers. We need to recycle these products properly to ensure
that our health and environment are not compromised,” said
Jeff Gaisford, Recycling and Environmental Services manager for
the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP)
Solid Waste Division.
Mercury-containing products that
can no longer be put in the garbage or disposed at transfer stations
•Fluorescent bulbs and tubes
Electronics that can’t be disposed in the garbage or transfer
•Computers, monitors and laptops
For a list of “Take It
Back Network” businesses, call 800-325-6165 or visit www.metrokc.gov/dnrp/takeitback.