The District of Columbia has enacted the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Act of 2014. The Act requires manufacturers of covered electronic equipment, whose products are sold in the District, to register and participate in a recycling program. For general information, please see the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment’s website.
Covered electronic equipment covered under the Act includes: desktop and laptop computers, tablets, E-readers, small-scale servers, portable digital music players that are battery powered, computer monitors, mice, keyboards, computer speakers, desktop printers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, DVRs, signal converter boxes, cable and satellite receivers, and gaming consoles used with TVs. In addition to covered electronic equipment, mobile phones will also be accepted at events.
Please note: batteries and loose toner cartridges will not be accepted.