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 March 16, 2017, new emergency regulations became effective that modified the Designation provision. On March 5, 2019, the Office of Administrative Law readopted and approved emergency regulations governing the Designated Approval Collector provision. The effective date of the re-adoption is March 17, 2019. The new regulations are intended to establish a clearer connection between the Local Government and the Designated Approved Collector, as well as ensure that necessary information is available for the Local Government to complete annual Form 303 reporting requirements.

  • Local Government Proof of Designation Form 184 
    This form may be used as a Proof of Designation under Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) § 18660.49 when issued by a California Local Government.
  • Recent Rulemaking
    Find details of recent rulemaking regarding Designated Approved Collectors.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Find answers to frequently asked designation related questions.
  • HHW Collection Annual Reporting Form 303
    Annual Household Hazardous Waste program and survey data for the safe collection, recycling, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes generated primarily by households and collected by statewide local programs.

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