E-Cycle Washington beats expectations
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
E-Cycle Washington continues to surpass previous collection highs for obsolete TVs and electronics, according to the most recent figures from the Evergreen State's e-scrap recycling program.
In October, E-Cycle Washington collectors delivered 4.25 million pounds of TVs, monitors and computers for recycling, up from the 3.94 million pounds that were turned in a year ago. The program has collected 35.2 million pounds of equipment to date in 2011, putting it ahead of 2010's pace. Last year, at this time, the program had collected 32.8 million pounds of material.
Of the material collected so far in 2011, TVs made up the majority, making up about 69 percent of all collections. Monitors made up about 23 percent. Computers were at about 9 percent by weight.