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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) 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.

With the support of Wisetek, a locally-based global leader in IT asset disposal (ITAD), re-use and manufacturing services,Samsung Electronics America will collect used electronic equipment at Library locations across the city, in addition to the DPW Ft. Totten Transfer Station residential drop-off facilities available every Saturday from 8am-3pm.

DC Public Library will host a collection event in every ward through the end of the year. New dates will be announced as the program continues. Items will be collected from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

  • July 20th Mt. Pleasant
    3160 16th St. NW
    Washington,  D.C.  20010

  • July 27th Anacostia
    1800 Good Hope Road SE
    Washington,  D.C.  20020

  • August 3rd Georgetown
    3260 R St. NW
    Washington,  D.C.  20007

  • August 17th Capitol View
    5001 Central Ave SE
    Washington,  D.C.  20019

  • August  31st Petworth
    4200 Kansas Ave. NW
    Washington,  D.C.  20011

  • September 7th Tenley
    4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW
    Washington,  D.C.  20016

  • September 21st Lamond Riggs
    5401 South Dakota Ave. NE
    Washington,  D.C.  20011

  • September 28th Shaw
    1630 7th St. NW
    Washington,  D.C.  20001

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