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Electronics Recycling

eCYCLE DC - Electronics Recycling

Over 20 pieces of electronic equipment (such as TVs, DVD players, and computers) are found in the average American household and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates over 3 million tons of electronic waste is generated each year in the United States. Properly recycling electronics conserves natural resources, ensures appropriate handling of toxic materials, provides a more sustainable source of precious metals, and protects human health and the environment.


The Sustainable Solid Waste Management Amendment Act of 2014, using the principles of extended producer responsibility, requires manufacturers of covered electronic equipment (CEE), including TVs, computers, and related items, sold in the District to collect and recycle electronic waste generated in the city. DOEE reviews and provides oversight of manufacturers’ collection and recycling plans. eCYCLE DC establishes requirements for manufacturers and retailers of covered electronic equipment (CEE) and provides opportunities for residents to properly recycle their electronics.

Please see the links below for more information.

  • Residents- Learn how to recycle your electronics.
  • Manufacturers- Learn about manufacturer registration and collection requirements.
  • Retailers- Learn about the responsibility of retailers.
  • Resources- Find important documents related to eCYCLE DC.

- Covered electronic equipment (TVs, computers, and related items) is banned from the trash. Read more>>

- Need to dispose of other kinds of electronics? Find out how with the “What Goes Where” tool on the Zero Waste DC website. Read more >>

Covered electronic equipment is accepted at:

  1. eCYCLE Collection Events listed below, run by electronics manufacturers to collect used electronic equipment at locations across the city, and
  2. DPW’s Benning Road Transfer Station residential drop-off facilities (3200 Benning Rd NE), available every Saturday from 7am - 2pm (except holidays) and the Thursday before the first Saturday of the month from 10 am to 2pm (except holidays).  This location is new as of early October 2021.

For concerns about data security, please see the following best practices for data-bearing electronic equipment. Electronics collectors recommend that consumers use commercially available data-erasing software to ensure data is removed from the equipment prior to returning for recycling. Electronics recycler protocol is to wipe or physically destroy data-bearing electronic equipment, but it is prudent for residents to erase data out of an abundance of caution.

2022 eCYCLE Collection Events*

Only covered electronic equipment (TVs, computers, and related items) will be accepted at these events.

Saturday, January 29, 10 am-2 pm
2500 Georgia Ave NW
(near Banneker Community Center)
*Collection vehicle on corner of Georgia Ave NW & Howard Pl NW

Saturday, January 29, 10 am-2 pm
4200 Kansas Ave NW
(near Petworth Library)

Saturday, February 5, 10 am-2 pm
1800 Good Hope Rd. SE
(near Anacostia Library)

Saturday, February 5, 10 am-2 pm
1555 34th St NW
(Near Volta Park Recreation Center)
*Collection vehicle on corner of 34th St NW & Volta Pl NW

Saturday, February 12, 10 am-2 pm
3851 Newark St NW
(near Newark Park)
*Collection vehicle on corner of 39th St NW & Newark St NW

Saturday, February 12, 10 am-2 pm
330 7th St NE
(near Northeast Library)

Saturday, February 19, 10 am-2 pm
300 Van Buren Street, NW
(near Takoma Community Center)
Collection vehicle on corner of Van Buren St NW & 4th St NW

Saturday, February 26, 10 am-2 pm
2412 Rand Place NE
(near Arboretum Community Center)
Collection vehicle on Rand Pl NE, east of 24th St NE

*More events will be posted soon

In 2022, there will be two eCYCLE collection events in each Ward during each quarter.

Contact Us: Please email [email protected] with questions.