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E-Cycle Program Seeing Great Success in Past Five Years

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YAKIMA, WA-- Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of Washington's E-cycle program, and organizers said it has been a huge success so far.

E-cycle is a convenient and environmentally responsible electronics-recycling program where people can drop off computers, televisions, portable DVD players and E-readers.

In the past five-years, about 200 million pounds of electronics have been brought to drop off sites across the state.

Organizers said since the program started, they have seen a great turnout.

"Very positive.  Now people have a home to bring their recyclables.  They have a home to bring their electronics rather than putting them in their dumpsters, or their garbage cans, or driving them to a landfill, they can just bring them here," said Micah Wells who runs the Yakima drop off center.

Donations are taken to Seattle where they are recycled for parts.

There are drop off sites all over the state including Yakima and the Tri-Cities.

For more information on where you can recycle, click here.