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Consumer Electronics Recycling Opportunities​​

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Since 2008, RLG has offered a full-service environmentally responsible platform for consumer electronics producers to meet the regulatory and recycling obligations required of extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws across the United States. Twenty-five states plus the District of Columbia currently have electronics EPR laws in place.​​
For more information on state specific EPR laws and available collection and recycling opportunities, see below:​

California​

California enacted the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, which established the Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) Recycling Program to offset the cost of compliantly handling certain unwanted electronic devices. Covered electronic devices include computers or video displays with a screen that is greater than four inches and covered entities are Households, businesses, non-profits, government, schools. Consumers are charged a fee at point of purchase. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households, businesses, non-profits, government, and schools. ​​

For more information visit CalRecycle

Connecticut​

Under An Act Concerning the Collection and Recycling of Covered Electronic Devices, manufacturers of televisions, monitors, printers, and computers are required to register annually with the state. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households.​​

For more information visit the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

District of Columbia​

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The Sustainable Solid Waste Management Amendment Act of 2014, using the principles of extended producer responsibility, requires manufacturers of covered electronic equipment (CEE) sold in the District to collect and recycle electronic waste generated in the city from household, businesses, non-profits, government, or schools. Covered electronic equipment include televisions, television peripherals (video game console, cable or satellite receiver), computers, or computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, speaker sold with computer).​​

For more information on RLG’s collection events, click here. 

For additional state information visit the Department of Environment and Energy 

Hawaii

The Hawaii Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery Law requires manufacturers of covered electronic devices (CEDs) and televisions (TVs) to register and operate recycling programs from households, businesses, non-profits, government, and schools. Covered electronic devices include computers, printers, monitors, and televisions.​​​

For more information on RLG’s collection sites click here.

Ilinois

Under the Consumer Electronics Recycling Act, manufacturers of covered devices are required to register annually with the state and provide an annual e-waste program. Covered devices include computers, small-scale servers, computer monitors, electronic keyboards and mice, printers, fax machines, scanners, televisions, DVD players, DVD recorders, and VCRs, Digital Converter Boxes, Cable Receivers, and Satellite Receivers, and Portable Digital Music Players and Video Game Consoles and covered entities are households. ​

For more information visit the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Indiana

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Under the Indiana Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Law (Indiana Code 13-20.5) manufacturers of video display devices (VDDs) such as televisions, computer monitors, laptops, netbooks, notebooks, tablet computers, and e-reader are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households, public schools, charter schools, and small businesses in Indiana equal to at least 60% by weight of the VDDs they manufacture and sell to Indiana households.​​

For more information visit the Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Maine

Maine’s Electronic Waste (E-waste) law (38 M.R.S. §1610) established the product stewardship program for e-waste requiring manufacturers to pay for the recycling of televisions, portable DVD players, game consoles, computer monitors, laptops, tablets, e-readers, 3D printers, desktop and portable printers, digital picture frames, and other visual display devices with screens of at least 4 inches measured diagonally and one or more circuit boards. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households, elementary and secondary schools, businesses with 100 or fewer employees, and 501(c)3 nonprofits with 100 or fewer employees. ​​

For more information visit the Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Maryland

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Maryland's Act Concerning Environment- Statewide Electronics Recycling Program (HB575) requires CED manufacturers to register with MDE annually, and in certain circumstances pay an annual registration fee, to sell their products in the State. Part of Maryland's eCycling legislation enables manufacturers to qualify for a reduced annual renewal registration fee by offering Maryland customers free takeback of their end-of-life CEDs. MDE encourages Maryland CED customers to take advantage of these manufacturer takeback programs when disposing of their end-of-life CEDs. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from household, businesses, non-profits, government, and schools.​​ ​​

For more information visit the Maryland Department of the Environment

Michigan

​Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (HB 6714-6715; SB 896-897) requires manufacturers to register annually with the state. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households and small businesses (less than 10 employees). Covered Devices include desktop computers, laptop computers, monitors, tablets, televisions and printers. ​ ​​

For more information visit the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy

Minnesota

​The Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act (115A.1310) requires manufacturers of video display devices (VDD) to annually register, pay a fee to the state, collect and recycle covered electronic devices (CED) from households/consumers in Minnesota, and file a report detailing the results of their collections for each program year. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households and covered devices include televisions (TVs, TV-DVD/VCR combinations, displays for home security/CCTV systems) and computer monitors (monitors and all-in-one computers). ​​

For more information visit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Missouri

Under Missouri's Electronics Scrap Management Rule, manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households and home businesses. Covered electronic devices include notebook or laptop computers with a display device measuring more than four inches diagonally, desktop computers, computer monitors or other display devices that do not contain a tuner, and the accompanying keyboard and mouse associated with the computer of the same manufacturing brand.​​

For more information visit the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

New Jersey​​

The State of New Jersey has enacted New Jersey’s Electronic Waste Management Act (N.J.S.A.13:1E-99.94 et seq.) that requires manufacturers of covered electronic devices (televisions, portable, desktop or personal computers, and computer monitors), whose products are sold in the State to participate in a recycling program. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households, small businesses, government, and schools. Either individually, or as part of a group, manufacturers must establish, conduct and manage a plan to collect, transport and recycle covered devices. Reverse Logistics Group Americas (RLGA) provides a group plan in compliance with the Electronic Waste Management Act.​​

For more information on RLG managed Collection sites where consumers can recycle their covered devices, click here.​​

A consumer who cannot physically get to a collection site without assistance or a consumer with a heavy 50 pounds in weight or heavier) and/or unwieldy covered electronic devices, including, but not limited to, flat screen televisions with screens greater than 40” measured diagonally, and projection televisions may contact RLGA for assistance at (866) 337-1078.​​

For additional state information visit New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection  ​

New York​​

The NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (Environmental Conservation Law, Article 27, Title 26) requires manufacturers to provide free and convenient recycling of electronic waste to most consumers in the state. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from any individual, business, corporation, limited partnership, not-for-profit corporation, the state, a public corporation, public school, school district, private or parochial school or board of cooperative educational services or governmental entity located in New York State. Covered electronic devices include computers, computer peripherals (printers weighing less than 100 pounds, scanners, fax machines, keyboards, mice, monitor greater than 4 inches diagonally), small electronic equipment (cable or satellite receiver, digital converter box, VCR, DVR, DVD player, electronic or video game console, portable digital music player w/memory capability, projector w/DVD player capability), small scale servers, televisions greater than 4 inches diagonally. ​​

​For more information on RLG’s collective electronic waste acceptance program for New York State, click here.​​

For additional state information visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.​

North Carolina

North Carolina General Statutes 130A-309.130 through 130A-309.142, "Discarded Computer Equipment and Television Management" establishes an electronics recycling program for the state of North Carolina with shared responsibility between computer manufacturers, television manufacturers, retailers, local and state government, and consumers. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households, home Businesses, and non-profits with less than 10 employees. Covered electronic devices include computers (ex. desktop, laptop, tablet, and gaming system), monitors or video display unit for a computer system, peripheral equipment (except keyboards and mice), and a printing device designed to produce hard paper copies from a computer.​​​

For more information visit the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Oklahoma​

​Under the Oklahoma Computer Equipment Recovery Act Law Applicable manufacturers are those who manufacture, sell, and/or import fifty or more covered devices per calendar year within the state. A Covered Device is a desktop or notebook computer, or computer monitor which is no longer of use to a consumer. Manufacturers are required to implement a recovery plan, submit an annual report, and pay an annual fee. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households and home businesses.​​

For more information visit the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon

Manufacturers must comply with all requirements under the Oregon E-Cycles Oregon Revised Statute 459A.300-.365 (HB 2626) in order for their products to be sold in or into Oregon. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households, businesses, non-profits with 10 or less employees, government, and schools. Covered Electronic Devices include computers, monitors, TVs, and desktop printers.​​

For more information visit the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Pennsylvania

The Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA), Act 108 of 2010, requires manufacturers of covered devices (desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, tablets, e-readers, computer peripherals (keyboards, mice, printers) and televisions) sold to households and small business consumers in Pennsylvania to participate in a recycling program. Manufacturers, either individually, or as part of a group, must establish, conduct and manage a plan to collect, transport and recycle covered devices. Reverse Logistics Group Americas (RLGA) provides a group plan in compliance with the Covered Device Recycling Act. Covered devices can be dropped off by eligible consumers at one of our collection sites.​​


For more information on RLG collection sites, click here.

For more information visit the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Rhode Island

Under the Electronic Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling Act, manufacturers of electronic products have individual financial responsibility to take back and recycle their products at the end of the product's useful life from both households and public/private elementary & secondary schools. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices such as computers (CPUs), computer monitors (CRT and flat panel), combination units (CPUs with monitors), laptops (with a screen greater than 9 inches diagonally), televisions (including CRT, LCD and plasma with a screen greater than 9 inches diagonally), and similar video display devices with a screen greater than 9 inches diagonally which contains a circuit board.​​

For more information visit the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management​

South Carolina​

Under the South Carolina Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Information Technology Equipment Collection and Recovery Act (H4093) manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households and home businesses. Covered electronic devices include computers, computer monitors, printers and televisions.​​

For more information visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Texas

Under the Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Computer Equipment Collection and Recovery Act (HB 2714) television and computer equipment manufacturers are required to offer recycling opportunities to Texas consumers. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices (computers and televisions) from households and home businesses. ​

For more information on collection sites where Texas consumers can drop off covered computers and televisions, click here. Consumers are encouraged to contact the collection sites to determine if any details about the sites have changed.​

For additional state information visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Utah

Under the Disposal of Electronic Waste (SB184), manufacturers of computers, laptops, computer monitors, computer peripherals (printers, keyboards, mice), televisions, and television peripherals are required to be apart of a group plan or an individual plan. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households and home businesses. ​​

For more information visit the Utah Department of Environmental Quality
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Vermont

Under Title 10: Conservation and Development Chapter 166: Collection and Recycling of Electronic Devices (An act relating to the recycling and disposal of electronic waste (SB 77)) Vermont E-Cycles program provides free and convenient recycling of computers, monitors, televisions, printers and computer peripherals to residents, charities, school districts, and small businesses that employ 10 or fewer individuals. ​​

​For more information visit the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Virginia

Under the Computer Recovery and Recycling Act (H 344) manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households and home businesses. Covered electronic devices include computer desktop, notebook computer, monitor or other display device.​

For more information visit the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality 

Washington​

Under the Electronic Product Recycling (SB 6428) and (SB 5699) manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households, home business, small business employing less than 50 people, non-profits, government, and school districts. Covered electronic devices include televisions, computers, laptops, monitors, tablets, e-readers, and portable DVD players.​​

For more information visit the Washington Department of Ecology​

West Virginia

Under the Covered Electronic Devices Takeback Program (SB 746) manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from household consumers, government, businesses, non-profits, and schools. Covered electronic devices included are televisions, computers or video display devices with a screen that is greater than four inches measured diagonally. ​

For more information visit the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s electronics recycling law (2009 Wisconsin Act 50) requires manufacturers of covered electronic devices (consumer computers, printers and televisions), whose products are sold in the State, to register and participate in a recycling program. Manufacturers are responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households and K-12 schools. Manufacturers must fund the collection, transportation and recycling of covered electronic devices and eligible electronic devices used by Wisconsin Individuals and all K-12 schools.​

For more information visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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