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Rhode Island

  • Population: 1,059,639
  • % of US Population: 0.3253%

  • State E-Waste Program

    Producer Responsibility Program

  • Landfill/Disposal Ban

    Rhode Island has a ban on computers, laptops, computer monitors, and televisions that became effective 1/31/2009.

  • Program Website
  • Program Type

    State Operated Program

  • Quick Summary

    Manufacturers of covered electronic products (CEPs) are required to participate in either the state operated program or implement their own recovery program. Manufacturers will be financially responsible for the collection, transport and recycling of CEPs. Under the state operated program administered by the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC), manufacturers will pay a fee based on their market share (television manufacturers) or return share (all other CEP manufacturers) as determined by the RIRRC. Manufacturers choosing to implement their own recovery program will be required to meet, through their own individual or group efforts, their market share obligation (television manufacturers) or return share obligations (all other CEP manufacturers) as determined by the RIRCC.

  • Manufacturers

    Computers, Laptops, Computer Monitors, and Televisions

  • Important Deadlines
    • Program Year

      January 1 to December 31

    • Registration Date

      November 30

    • Registration Form
    • Registration Fee


    • Recycling Plan Due Date

      November 30

    • Recycling Plan Form


    • Reporting Date

      Annual, February 1

    • Reporting Form


  • Eligible Products

    Computers, Laptops, Computer Monitors, and Televisions

  • Eligible Entities to Collect From

    Households, Public or Private Elementary or Secondary Schools

  • Recycling Obligation


  • Convenience Requirements


  • Recycler Requirements

    Must submit a proposal and be approved by the RIRRC for the state operated program.

  • Collector Requirements

    Must register to participate in the RIRRC run state operated program.

  • Link to Legislation
  • Link to Regulations
  • State Agency

    Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

  • State Agency Contact(s)