Electronics recycling Saturday at Metropolitan Market in Admiral

Just got word of this – Friendly Earth will be at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) in the Admiral District this Saturday, 10 am-3 pm, for dropoff electronics recycling. Here’s their basic guidelines:

This may include but is not limited to; appliances, metals, computer equipment and components, home and business electronics, batteries, machinery and electronic accessories. Speakers, light bulbs, alkaline batteries, vacuums, paints, wood based products and small miscellaneous plastics will not be accepted at this time. Fluids must be emptied from all machinery before they can be accepted.

… Friendly Earth is a non-profit electronic recycling organization based out of Seattle. Our commitment to providing alternative ways to dispose of electronic waste helps us to protect the environment and effectively recycle and reuse electronics to sustain communities and other organizations in need. One hundred percent of the items we receive are reused, recycled, refurbished or salvaged for parts.

Metropolitan Market is at 2320 42nd SW. Questions about what Friendly Earth will take? www.Friendlyearth.org, or 206.367.4111.

11 Replies to "Electronics recycling Saturday at Metropolitan Market in Admiral"

  • Diane May 23, 2012 (12:10 pm)

    if anyone has a working VCR, I would love to have it, before it goes to electronics recycling, and could pick up at your home, or meet at this event
    I’ve had a pile of broken electronics sitting in my front hall for months, so this is perfect

  • Ripper May 23, 2012 (1:09 pm)

    aka a one way trip to a Chinese dump.

    • WSB May 23, 2012 (3:54 pm)

      I asked Whitney from F/E about that, as I know it’s a major problem in the e-recycling industry. Her reply: “Absolutely none of the electronics we receive ever end up in landfills or exported into third world countries. As an organization pursuing their E-stewards certification, it is against E-Steward bylaws and against Friendly Earth’s personal and moral standards to ever ship anything out of the country or into landfills.” – TR

  • Kathy May 23, 2012 (3:47 pm)

    Paint is listed in the notice, but I don’t see that listed on their website. Just want to confirm that they will accept cans of paint on Saturday at Metropolitan Market.

  • Vern May 23, 2012 (3:55 pm)

    @Kathy, it is worded a little odd, but I the way I read it, paints will not be accepted at this time.

  • Dave May 23, 2012 (3:59 pm)

    Diane e-mail me, I’ve got two in good shape and you can certainly have one.

  • JayDee May 23, 2012 (6:58 pm)

    I recycled my VCR (top of the line in 1992) because it couldn’t plug into the HDTV…But that is just as well, we’ll always have DVDs…right?

  • Diane May 23, 2012 (10:58 pm)

    statement on their website: “We partner with leading nonprofit organizations, schools, and other businesses to dispose of electronic waste (e-Waste) responsibly.
    Friendly Earth will NEVER EXPORT into THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES (like China, India, Africa, etc.) or DISPOSE (landfills, incinerators) of electronics that have been collected through our organization. As an organization pursuing our E-Stewards Certification, it is against E-Steward bylaws and Friendly Earth’s ethical and moral standards to ever ship any thing out of the country or into landfills.”

  • Diane May 23, 2012 (11:05 pm)

    notice above says paint is not accepted; I misread statement above also; it is confusing; here is the list from their FB page:



    APPLIANCES: Washers,dryers, refrigerators, AC units, heating units, etc.

    METALS: all forms of metals; including ferrous and on ferrous

    ELECTRONICS: computers, server equipment, printers, fax machines, laptops, scanners, key boards, monitors, gaming systems, etc.

    HOME AND BUSINESS ELECTRONICS: cell phones, pagers, TV’s, stereos, VHS/DVD? Blue Ray players

    BATTERIES: single charge,multi-charge (lithium and metal hydride), alkaline, lead batteries

    MACHINERY: lawn and farm equipment, personal and commercial vehicles, bikes

    ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES: power cords, cables, chargers, CD’s, DVD’s,hard disks


  • Christy May 26, 2012 (9:05 am)

    Guys — we have a set of 5.1 computer speakers in fine working shape. They’re older, but they work great. If anyone would like to have them, let me know.

  • DanO May 26, 2012 (9:30 am)

    I have used Friendly Earh many times for business recycling. They pick up from businesses for free, provide destuction documents, are on time and they do not send he stuff overseas. They are awesome!

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