Computer, eWaste, & Electronics Recycling in Federal Way, WA
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Electronic waste is one of the largest threats to our environment. Every day, electronic equipment is thrown in landfills when it should go through an e-waste recycling program. Many of the components of these products contain hazardous waste, meaning that a broken laptop or discarded TV can have wide-reaching implications for the environment. The issue has become so prevalent that technology is considered one of the largest pollutants of modern times.
Electronics recycling programs are not always effective. Waste management and standard recycling companies do not have the resources or ability to properly handle technology and computer recycling. Many companies who claim to help the issue actually just take the products apart for scrap metal and leave the rest to the landfill.
At R3e Waste, we do things differently. We are one of the only electronic recycling centers that provides true electronic recycling to our community. We have strong, unfaltering values surrounding transparency, environmentalism, and honesty. Our processes adhere to EPA guidelines, and every year we keep thousands of electronics out of dumpsters and landfills in the Seattle area.
The r3e Waste Process
The R3eWaste Process
We recycle electronics of all kinds. No other Washington state or gov recycling center accepts the variety of items that we do. Some common examples include:
- Cell phones
- Computers and laptops
- Shredding machines
- Medical and laboratory machinery
Recycling Services for Federal Way, WA Residents
There are many more examples of items that we accept at our Gig Harbor recycling center. If you are unsure whether your item will be accepted, simply call us to check. We will do everything we can to make sure all items offered to us are properly recycled.
A large amount of King County solid waste comes from businesses throwing out old electronics. Whether because of an upgrade, a downsize, or a liquidation, hundreds of offices throw away electronics every year. Though recycling events and reuse programs attempt to mitigate the amount that is truly thrown away, they fall short.
Here at R3e Waste, we offer true recycling services for office electronics. Whether you have computers, televisions, printers, scanners, or refrigerators, we’re able to make sure that each piece is either reused or properly recycled. We do our best to make sure that items that are salvageable stay in circulation, while truly broken products are disassembled and properly
Though we can no longer do residential pick-ups, Federal Way residents can take advantage of the drop-off option at our recycling location. From 8 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday, you can bring your old electronics to our facility to be recycled. We usually suggest calling first, as pricing varies and not all services are completely free of charge. However, we work diligently to make sure that electronics recycling and sustainability practices are accessible to everyone.
It’s important to note that you often need to pay for a large item to go into a landfill. We encourage you to speak with us before you opt for throwing your item away. It can be more economical to bring your item to us, and you are ensuring that reusable items stay out of landfills. This is an important environmental step, and we do everything to make our process as accessible and appealing as possible.
Many people are concerned about their privacy when recycling old electronics. We can assure you that our process ensures your privacy. We wipe all hard drives and other identifying components of electronics so that if the piece is reused, it will have none of your information on it. We are serious about privacy and work diligently to protect yours.
One of our biggest company values is transparency. We understand that many e-cycle Washington centers do not properly recycle their items, or will sell them for profit. We operate with an inventory management system (IMS). This allows you to track your items as they move through our system, so you can see that they are being properly processed and recycled. This also gives you a better idea of the return you can expect when it’s resold. For many businesses, this means a clearer idea of budgeting for new electronics or replacement items.
Computers, servers, laptops, tablets, notebooks, I-Pads and all computing devices
Computer peripherals such as keyboards, cords, wires, cables and computer mice
Cell phones and telephones
Printers, scanners, fax machines
Medical and laboratory equipment
Data center technology
Flat screen computer monitors
Ink cartridges and toner cartridges
Copiers (stand-alone) – Charged applied based onsize
Printers – Charged applied based on size
Hand-held electronic devices
Stereos and speakers
Batteries – Rechargeable only to include: Sealed lead acid/computer back-up batteries
Battery backup systems
Cameras and all video cameras
Computer game assemblies
Specialized electronic equipment
And much, much MORE!
Unacceptable Materials List
PCB’s (ballast, transformers, capacitors, etc.)
Explosives (ammunition, firearms)
Non-electronic scrap materials (tires, office waste, etc.)
Household hazardous materials (paints, oil, etc.)
Corrosives (car batteries)
Compressed gas cylinders
Mercury switches/liquid mercury
Household appliances (blow dryers, toasters, stoves, etc.)
Hazardous/contaminated medical equipment
Contact R3e Waste
For the city of Federal Way, Kent, Seattle, and all areas surrounding Pacific Hwy S, our recycling location provides a convenient way to recycle your electronics. We are proud to serve a large portion of Washington state, and help to preserve this beautiful area of the country. We know that many of your old electronics still have value and purpose, and we hope that you let us reuse or recycle them for you.
If you have a question about what we do, please do not hesitate to contact us online.