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  • Population: 28,304,596
  • % of US Population: 8.6899%

  • State E-Waste Program

    Producer Responsibility Program

  • Landfill/Disposal Ban


  • Program Website
  • Program Type

    Manufacturer Operated Program

  • Quick Summary

    Texas has two different programs governed by two separate pieces of legislation. The first is the Computer Equipment Recycling Program for computer equipment manufacturers. Manufacturers of computer equipment are required to implement a takeback program for Texas consumers (households) to take back their own brand labeled computer equipment. The second program is the Television Equipment Recycling Program for television manufacturers which requires manufacturers of covered television equipment (CTE) to implement a recovery plan to collect, reuse and recycle CTE and recycle a market share allocation of televisions within Texas.

  • Manufacturers

    Computers, Laptops, Computer Monitors, Computer Peripherals (Keyboards, Mice), Televisions

  • Important Deadlines
  • Eligible Products

    Computers, Laptops, Computer Monitors, Computer Peripherals (Keyboards, Mice), Televisions

  • Eligible Entities to Collect From


  • Recycling Obligation

    None for computer equipment manufacturer. Television manufacturers (starting in 2014) will be required to recycle their market share allocation based on sales within Texas.

  • Convenience Requirements

    None for television manufacturers unless participating in a Recycling Leadership Program which requires 200 individual collection sites or programs. None for computer equipment manufacturers.

  • Recycler Requirements
    Recycler must be compliant with the “Electronics Recycling Operating Practices” as approved by ISRI. Under a television manufacturer’s program only, recyclers must register and submit an annual report.
  • Collector Requirements


  • Link to Legislation
  • Link to Regulations


  • State Agency

    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

  • State Agency Contact(s)