California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Electronic Waste Management

Guidance and Resources for Local Government

CalRecycle has adopted regulations to implement portions of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003. This landmark legislation established a funding system for the collection and recycling of certain electronic wastes. A key element of the Act that affects local governments is the availability of recovery and recycling payments to approved participants for certain collection and recycling activities. All parties are encouraged to familiarize themselves with both the statute and regulations.


As CalRecycle, in consultation with the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), works to implement this important legislation, more information will be available through this website. Note that any guidance provided by CalRecycle should not substitute for careful reading of the original statute or subsequent regulations. Interested parties are encouraged to check back often, or subscribe to an email newsletter to be kept apprised of developments and events.

Last updated: April 11, 2017
Electronic Discards
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