Local Government Designations to Approved Collectors

Regulations governing the Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) Recycling Program contain a provision that allows a Local Government to Designate an Approved Collector to act on its behalf to provide specified CEW collection service to the Local Government.

On July 3, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved regulations relative to Designated Approved Collectors. The regulations amend the CEW Recycling Program and finalize existing emergency regulations relative to Designated Approved Collectors that were adopted in 2017 and readopted in 2019. The new regulations are effective on October 1, 2020.
The regulations affect areas within Chapter 8.2 of Division 7 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. The regulations establish and clarify requirements related to participating in the CEW Recycling Program as a Designated Approved Collector, the responsibilities and options when a local government chooses to designate an approved collector, and CalRecycle’s oversight and administrative responsibilities for the provision. Guidance and Resources for Local Government.

Contact EWasteDesignations@calrecycle.ca.gov for specific questions relating to Designations.