E-Cycle Washington

Washington’s FREE, convenient and environmentally responsible electronics recycling E-cycleprogram has been operational since January 1, 2009. Products accepted for free at E-Cycle Washington drop-off sites include:

  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • Computer monitors
  • Portable or laptop computers
  • Tablets
  • E-readers (also called e-book readers)

Please note that computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and printers are not included in this program.

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LightRecycle Washington

LightRecycle.orgAs of January 1, 2015, Washington State residents will be able to recycle mercury-containing lights at no charge, through the LightRecycle Washington Program. You can drop lights off at authorized Collection Sites throughout Washington State.

Categories of acceptable lights include fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and high intensity discharge lights (HIDs).  Also accepted are accidentally broken lights, in sealed containers, such as a plastic bag. Follow these safety procedures for broken fluorescent lights.

Why Recycle?
Washington State law now requires that all mercury-containing lights be recycled. All fluorescent and High Intensity Discharge lights contain mercury – a potent neurotoxin.

Although a single fluorescent light contains a very small amount of mercury, millions of these lights are sold every year in Washington State. Taken together, the mercury from fluorescent lights and HIDs has potential to harm human health and the environment if not properly recycled.

FAQs: https://www.lightrecycle.org/resources/faqs/

 

Panhandle Health District

The Panhandle Health District serves Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone and Benewah Counties through numerous public health programs and services.

Website: http://panhandlehealthdistrict.org/

Kootenai County
Address:
8500 N. Atlas Rd
Hayden, ID 83835
Phone:
(208) 415-5100 (Main), Toll-free: 1(800) 878-2364
Other North Idaho locations

Report a public health risk: http://panhandlehealthdistrict.org/homemain/agency-info/contactstems of Norht Idaho

Environmental Services protects public water system of North Idaho.
Erik Ketner, Program Manager – (208) 415-5220

Contact Environmental Services:

  • Kootenai Co.: (208) 415-5220
  • Benewah Co.: (208) 245-4556
  • Bonner Co.: (208) 265-638
  • Boundary Co.: (208) 267-5558
  • Shoshone Co.: (208) 783-0707

Environmental Programs include Water Protection and Solid Waste programs, and Septic Permits and Records.

Water Protection Programs – Water is the most important natural resource on Earth. Protecting water used for human consumption, such as for drinking, cooking, and hand washing is of utmost importance to Panhandle Health District. Our highly trained Environmental Health Specialists inspect and manage critical materials, drinking water, non-domestic waste water, shallow injection wells and water from the Rathdrum-Prairie Aquifer.

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Waste 2 Resources

Waste 2 Resources program coordinates solid waste management and recyclinglogo2-doe programs in Washington. The state is committed to reducing and recycling waste wherever possible, and safely managing what remains. The program also provides permitting and regulatory oversight for major industrial facilities in Washington.

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