Washington launched their electronics recycling program in early 2009. Since then, over one hundred million pounds of used electronics have been recycled. In just a little over two years, Washington has greatly decreased the amount of electronics waste headed for county landfills. This has not only extended the life span of their landfills, but has kept the environment a whole lot cleaner too.
Washington passed a state law back in 2006 that ordered electronics manufacturers, who desired to sell monitors, televisions, and computers, to fund and run a free electronics recycling program. Since then, consumer awareness has risen to the point where they are taking initiative to recycle e-waste properly.
More than 3 million pounds of electronics waste are collected each month.