Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program was developed and is maintained by Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt. Funding for this project provided by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Resilient Recycler: Electronics Recycling

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Statistics show that electronics sales increase during the months of November and December as the holidays approach. When compared with other products, the electronics sector has one of the largest increases in sales revenues during the holidays. While electronics make great gifts, these gifts are often replacements for old items or will eventually become waste themselves.

Proper disposal of electronics is important because they can contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium, which pose threats to both humans and the environment. Washington's Department of Ecology has developed a program specifically for solving this problem called E-Cycle Washington. The E-cycle Washington program provides Washington residents the information needed to properly dispose of electronics such as:  

Cell phones

Batteries

Game consuls

Computers

Televisions

Electrical appliances

Audio and video equipment

Circuit boards

Copiers/scanners

CDs, diskettes, tapes

Tablets & E-readers

& more!

Additional E-Facts!

~ Recycling one million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S homes in a year (EPA)

~ Electronics are the fastest growing municipal waste stream in America (EPA)

~ Only 12.5% of all e-waste is recycled

~ 20-50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year

~ It takes 539lbs. of fossil fuel, 48lbs. of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water to manufacture one computer and monitor

~ An estimated 80% of United States computer waste is exported to Asia to be recycled under hazardous conditions

You can use the E-cycle Washington online tool to search for electronics recycling locations near you at this link or by calling 1.800.RECYCLE during their business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm). For local Clark County electronics recycling locations you can also search the name of any electronic item in the toolbar at RecyclingA-Z.com.
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