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Wisconsin

  • Population: 5,795,483
  • % of US Population: 1.7793%

  • State E-Waste Program

    Producer Responsibility Program

  • Landfill/Disposal Ban

    Wisconsin has a ban on televisions, computers, laptops, computer monitors, computer peripherals, printers, fax machines, DVD players, VCRs and cell phones that became effective 9/1/2010.

  • Program Website
  • Program Type

    Manufacturer Operated Program

  • Quick Summary

    The E-Cycle Wisconsin program requires manufacturers of covered electronic devices (CEDs) to register with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and to collect and recycle or arrange for the collection and recycling of 80% by weight of the VDDs they sold to Wisconsin households or covered schools. Manufacturers are able to count the collection of eligible electronic devices (EEDs) of any brand from any Wisconsin covered entity toward meeting their 80% recycling obligation.

  • Manufacturers

    Computers, Laptops, Computer Monitors, Printers, Televisions

  • Important Deadlines
    • Program Year

      July 1 to June 30 of the following year

    • Registration Date

      September 1

    • Registration Form

      N/A

    • Registration Fee

      $5,000 if more than 250 units sold; $1,250 if less than 250 but more than 25 units sold; and $0 if less than 25 units sold

    • Recycling Plan Due Date

      N/A

    • Recycling Plan Form

      N/A

    • Reporting Date

      September 1

    • Reporting Form

      N/A

  • Eligible Products

    Computers, Laptops, Computer Monitors, Printers, Televisions, Computer Peripherals, Fax Machines, DVD Players, and VCRs

  • Eligible Entities to Collect From

    Households, K-12 public schools, and Milwaukee Parental Choice Program schools

  • Recycling Obligation

    80% by weight of sales

  • Convenience Requirements

    N/A

  • Recycler Requirements

    Must register and submit an annual report to WI DNR. Must also maintain liability insurance coverage, proof of financial assurance, and maintain a written contingency plan for responding to releases of hazardous substances.

  • Collector Requirements

    Must register and submit an annual report to WI DNR.

  • Link to Legislation
  • Link to Regulations

    N/A

  • State Agency

    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

  • State Agency Contact(s)