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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.

eCYCLE DC

The Sustainable Solid Waste Management Amendment Act of 2014, using the principles of extended producer responsibility, requires manufacturers of covered electronic equipment (CEE) 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. Under eCYCLE DC, there are requirements for manufacturers and retailers of covered electronic equipment (CEE) and there are new opportunities for individuals to properly recycle their electronics.

Please see the links below for more information.

  • Individuals- 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.

Electronics manufacturers will collect used electronic equipment at neighborhood locations across the city, in addition to the DPW Ft. Totten Transfer Station residential drop-off facilities available every Saturday from 8am-3pm.

Certain covered electronic equipment is banned from the trash and will be accepted at the eCYCLE DC events. Read more>>

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 physical destroy data-bearing electronic equipment but it is prudent for residents to erase data out an abundance of caution.

eCYCLE Collection Events:

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

Saturday, October 9, 10am-2pm
1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW

(east of James Monroe Park)
*Collection vehicle on Pennsylvania Ave NW between 19th & 20th Streets NW

Saturday, October 9, 10am-2pm
1800 Good Hope Rd. SE

(near Anacostia Library)

Past eCYCLE Collection Events:

Saturday, September 25th 10am-2pm
1922 Frederick Douglass Court SE
(near Douglass Community Center)
*Collection vehicle on Frederick Douglass Court SE, north of Bruce Pl SE

Saturday, September 25th 10am-2pm
3160 16th St NW
(near Mt. Pleasant Library)

Saturday, September 18th 10am-2pm
4321 Ord St NE
(near Kenilworth Recreation Center Farmer’s Market)
*Collection vehicle on Ord St NE

Saturday, September 18th 10am-2pm
5625 Connecticut Ave NW
(near Chevy Chase Library)

Saturday, September 11th 10am-2pm
3260 R St NW
(near Georgetown Library)

Saturday, August 28th 10am-2pm
201 N St SW
(near King Greenleaf Recreation Center)
*Collection vehicle on corner of N St SW & First St SW

Saturday, August 21st 10am-2pm
227 Harry Thomas Way NE
(near Alethia Tanner Park)
*Collection vehicle on Harry Thomas Way NE between R St NE & Q St N

Saturday, August 21st 10am-2pm
4200 Kansas Ave NW
(near Petworth Library)

Saturday, August 14th 10am-2pm
1801 Hamlin St NE
(near Woodridge Library)

*Event Location Change
Saturday, August 7th 10am-2pm

300 I St SW
(near Southwest Library)

Saturday, August 7th 10am-2pm
5801 Georgia Ave NW
(near Emery Height Community Center)
*Collection vehicle on Georgia Ave NW between Madison St NW & Longfellow St NW

Saturday, July 31st 10am-2pm
5601 Connecticut Ave NW
(near Chevy Chase Community Center)
*Collection vehicle on Connecticut Ave NW between Northampton St NW & McKinley St NW

Saturday, July 17th 10am-2pm
3366 Volta Pl NW
(near Volta Park Recreation Center)
*Collection vehicle near corner of 34th St NW & Volta Pl NW

Saturday, July 17th 10am-2pm
5001 Central Ave SE
(near Capitol View Library)

Saturday, July 10th 10am-2pm
1780 Columbia Rd NW

(near Adams Morgan Farmers Market at Unity Park)
*Collection vehicle near corner of Columbia Rd NW & Champlain St

Saturday, July 10th 10am-2pm
115 Atlantic St SW
(near William O. Lockridge Bellevue Library)

Saturday, June 26th 10am-2pm
3160 16th St NW

(near Mt Pleasant Library)

Saturday, June 19th 10am-2pm
2301 L St NW
(near West End Library)

Saturday, June 19th 10am-2pm
1230 Sumner Rd SE

(near Barry Farm Recreation Center)
*Collection vehicle on corner of Sumner Rd SE & Wade Rd SE

Saturday, June 12th 10am-2pm
115 Atlantic St SW

(near William O. Lockridge Bellevue Library)

Saturday, June 5th 10am-2pm
1400 41st St SE

(near Fort Davis Recreation Center)
*Collection vehicle on 41st St SE between Alabama Ave SE & Fort Dupont St SE

Saturday, May 22nd 10am-2pm
7420 Georgia Ave NW

(near Juanita Thornton Library)


Saturday, May 22nd 10am-2pm
499 I St NW

(east of Mount Vernon Triangle Farmer’s Market)
*Collection vehicle on I St NW

Saturday, May 15th 10am-2pm
700 Monroe St NE

(west of Brookland Monroe St Farmer’s Market)

Saturday, May 8th 10am-2pm
1350 49th St NE

(near Deanwood Library)

Saturday, May 8th 10am-2pm
5500 Colorado Ave NW
(near Uptown Farmer’s Market)
*Collection vehicle on the north end of Colorado Ave NW


Saturday, May 1st 10am-2pm
5200 Sherier Pl NW

(near Palisades Recreation Center)
*Collection vehicle on Sherier Pl NW between Edmunds Pl NW & Dana Pl NW

Saturday, April 24th 10am-2pm
1801 23rd St NW

(near Mitchell Park)
*Collection vehicle on 23rd St NW between Bancroft Pl NW & S St NW


Saturday, April 24th 10am-2pm
1801 Hamlin St NE

(near Woodridge Library)

Saturday, April 17th 10am-2pm
4450 Wisconsin Ave NW
(near Tenley Friendship Library)

Saturday, April 10th 10am-2pm
1330 V St NW
(near Harrison Playground)
*Collection vehicle on V St NW between 13th St NW & 14th St NW

Saturday, April 3rd 10am-2pm
700 R St NW
(near Shaw Library)

Saturday, March 27th 10am-2pm
1801 Hamlin St NE
(near Woodridge Library)

Saturday, March 27th 10am-2pm
3935 Benning Rd NE
(near Benning Road Library)

Saturday, March 27th 10am-2pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue & Elmira Street, SW
(near Fort Greble Park)
* Collection vehicle on corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave & Elmira St SW

Saturday, March 20th 10am-2pm
4200 Kansas Ave NW
(near Petworth Library)

Saturday, March 20th 10am-2pm
3160 16th St NW
(near Mount Pleasant Library)

Saturday, March 20th 10am-2pm
(near Benning Park Community Center)
*Collection vehicle on corner of Fitch St SE & 53rd St SE 

Saturday, March 13th 10am-2pm
3260 R St NW
(near Georgetown Library)

Saturday, March 13th 10am-2pm
1800 Good Hope Rd SE
(near Anacostia Library)

Saturday, March 13th 10am-2pm
3366 Volta Pl, NW
(Near Volta Park Recreation Center)
* Collection vehicle on corner of 34th St NW & Volta Pl NW

Saturday, March 6th 10am-2pm
330 7th St NE
(Northeast Library)

Saturday, March 6th 10am-2pm
4450 Wisconsin Ave NW
(Tenley Friendship Library)

Saturday, March 6th 10am-2pm
2412 Rand Place, NE
(near Arboretum Community Center)
*Collection vehicle on Rand Pl NE, east of 24th St NE

Saturday, February 27th 10am-2pm
300 Van Buren Street, NW
(near Tacoma Community Center)
* Collection vehicle on corner of Van Buren St NW & 4th St NW

Saturday, February 20th 10am-2pm
4500 Van Ness Street, NW

(near Friendship Recreation Center)
*Collection vehicle on Van Ness St NW & 45th St NW

Saturday, February 13th 10am-2pm
1401 7th Street, NW
(near Kennedy Recreation Center)
*Collection vehicle on 7th St NW between O St NW & P St NW

Saturday, January 30th 10am-2pm 
2500 Georgia Ave, NW
(near Banneker Community Center)
* Please look for the collection vehicle on the corner of Georgia Ave NW & Howard Pl NW

Contact Us

Please email [email protected] with questions.