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Maine

  • Population: 1,335,907
  • % of US Population: 0.4101%

  • State E-Waste Program

    Producer Responsibility Program

  • Landfill/Disposal Ban

    Maine has a ban on CRT containing electronic devices that became effective 7/20/2006.

  • Program Website
  • Program Type

    State Operated Program

  • Quick Summary

    Manufacturers are responsible for the costs of handling and recycling of all Maine household-generated covered electronic devices (CEDs) managed by state approved consolidators. Manufacturers participate in a state operated plan where approved consolidators invoice manufacturers for their return share (computer monitors, laptops, digital picture frames and desktop printers) or their market share (televisions and video game consoles) of the CEDs collected and recycling through the Maine program.

  • Manufacturers

    Laptops, Computer Monitors, Printers, Televisions, Digital Photo Frames, DVD Players

  • Important Deadlines
  • Eligible Products

    Laptops, Computer Monitors, Printers, Televisions, Digital Photo Frames, DVD Players

  • Eligible Entities to Collect From
    Households, Elementary and Secondary Schools, Small Businesses (<100 FTEs), Non-Profits (<100 FTEs)
  • Recycling Obligation

    N/A

  • Convenience Requirements

    N/A

  • Recycler Requirements

    Formal application and approval by the Maine DEP to participate in the state operated program. Responsible for brand sorting and invoicing of manufacturers.

  • Collector Requirements

    Municipalities are responsible for providing convenient collection to residents.

  • Link to Legislation
  • Link to Regulations
  • State Agency

    Maine Department of Environmental Protection

  • State Agency Contact(s)