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California

  • Population: 39,536,653
  • % of US Population: 12.1383%

  • State E-Waste Program

    Advanced Recovery Fee

  • Landfill/Disposal Ban

    California has a ban on electronic devices including computers, laptops, televisions, monitors, printers, and various other electronic devices. The ban became effective 2/1/2006.

  • Program Website
  • Program Type

    Advanced Recovery Fee System

  • Quick Summary

    Consumers pay retailers a set fee at the point for purchase for any new covered electronic device. Fee money goes to the state to be used to reimburse recyclers and collectors of covered electronic devices. Only advanced recovery fee e-waste program in the U.S.

  • Manufacturers

    Computer Monitors (CRT, LCD), Televisions (CRT, LCD, Plasma), Laptops (LCD), Portable DVD Players (LCD)

  • Important Deadlines
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    • Registration Date

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    • Registration Form

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    • Registration Fee

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    • Recycling Plan Due Date

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    • Reporting Date

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    • Reporting Form

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  • Eligible Products

    Computer Monitors (CRT, LCD), Televisions (CRT, LCD, Plasma), Laptops (LCD), Portable DVD Players (LCD)

  • Eligible Entities to Collect From

    Any entity

  • Recycling Obligation

    N/A

  • Convenience Requirements

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  • Recycler Requirements

    Must register with the DTSC and submit an annual report.

  • Collector Requirements

    Must register with the DTSC and submit an annual report.

  • Link to Legislation
  • Link to Regulations
  • State Agency

    California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)

  • State Agency Contact(s)