In 2003, California enacted landmark legislation that established a funding system for the collection and recycling of certain electronic wastes. CalRecycle oversees regulations related to this statute.
Key elements of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 that affect product consumers include:
- The collection of an electronic waste recycling fee at the retail point of sale of covered products.
- Requirements on manufacturers to provide consumer information regarding recycling opportunities.
The intent of this program is to enhance the availability of convenient recycling options for consumers so that products containing toxic compounds are not disposed of inappropriately.
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. Interested parties are encouraged to check back often, or subscribe to an email newsletter to be kept apprised of developments and events.