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Subject:    California E-Waste Updates: Implementing the Electronic Waste Recycling Act
Date Sent:    July 14, 2016

July 14, 2016

Dear Electronic Waste Stakeholder:

This electronic newsletter is an update on the implementation of California's Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 (Act) and other electronic waste (e-waste) management developments in California. 

In this issue:



#### Urgent Advisory: DLP Video Displays Are NOT CED/CEW ####

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is issuing this urgent advisory to all covered electronic waste collectors and recyclers, as well as other interested parties, reminding all that digital light processing (DLP) video displays currently are NOT covered electronic devices (CED) and therefore are not covered electronic waste (CEW) when discarded.  DLP displays are considered universal waste electronic devices when discarded if managed compliantly.

This is not a new determination.  However CalRecycle has recently received numerous inquiries, which prompted this advisory.  Affected parties must note that only CED is subject to the covered electronic waste recycling fee and only CEW is eligible to be managed within the recovery and recycling payment system.

Pursuant to the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has the authority and responsibility to determine what constitutes a CED in alignment with specific criteria. 

The general definition of a CED can be found in:

Public Resources Code section 42463(e)

The authority for DTSC to further clarify what is a CED can be found in:

Health and Safety Code section 25214.10.1

The regulation that delineates the current list of CED can be found in:

Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations (Social Security)
Division 4.5. Environmental Health Standards for the Management of Hazardous Waste
Chapter 11. Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste
Article 5. Categories of Hazardous Waste
Appendix X
Subsection (c) 

A summary listing of CED can also be found on DTSC’s website:


#### Other Resources ####

Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) Recycling Program Information:

CEW Recycling Payment System Regulations:

DTSC Universal Waste Electronics Handler and Recycler Information:

California Statutes and Bills, including Public Resources Code (PRC) and Health and Safety Code (HSC):

California Code of Regulations:


Please note that e-mail correspondence with the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) related to e-waste management in general, and implementation of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act in particular, should be directed to

Also note that an archive of past distributions of this newsletter is available at: 

Thank you for your interest in shaping California's e-waste management future.



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