California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Electronic Waste Management

Retailer Information & Electronic Waste Recycling Fee

California has enacted landmark legislation establishing a funding system for the collection and recycling of certain electronic wastes. 

Key elements of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 that affect product retailers include:

Retailers collect the Electronic Waste Recycling Fee on covered electronic devices from consumers. Retailers remit these fees to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA). The latest information on the Electronic Waste Recycling Fee program, including the retailer registration form and fee remittance deadlines, are available at the CDTFA website.

Electronic Waste Recycling Fee
Categories 2005 to 2008 2009 to 2010 2011 to 2012 2013 to 2016 January 1, 2017 Forward
More than four inches but less than 15 inches $6 $8 $6 $3 $5
At least 15 inches but less than 35 inches $8 $16 $8 $4 $6
35 inches or more $10 $25 $10 $5 $7

As CalRecycle works, in consultation with CDTFA, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), and others, to administer 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.

Last updated: February 27, 2018
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