In 2006, the California Integrated Waste Management Board (now CalRecycle) adopted regulations to implement portions of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003. This landmark legislation established a funding system for the collection and recycling of certain electronic wastes. A key element of the Act that affects e-waste collectors and recyclers is the availability of recovery and recycling payments to approved participants for certain collection and recycling activities. Affected parties are encouraged to familiarize themselves with both the statute and regulations.

  • Covered Electronic Waste Recycling Program Forms 
    These forms can be used by prospective and approved participants to help comply with regulatory requirements regarding recordkeeping, data collection, claims preparation, and additional tasks.
  • Net Cost Reporting Guidance
    This page provides guidance to approved collectors and recyclers on the annual net cost reporting requirements, including worksheets, forms and FAQs.
  • Approved Collectors and Recyclers
    This page provides information about participating approved collectors and recyclers, and a link to the search tool for verifying the real-time approval status of system participant. This search tool is intended for use by individuals and organizations seeking recycling opportunities for covered electronic wastes. It will also serve as a general locator of reuse and recycling opportunities for other electronic devices.
  • Weighmaster Enforcement Program
    CalRecycle established an interagency agreement (IAA) with the Department of Food and Agriculture’s Weighmaster Enforcement Program to survey, audit, inspect, and, as necessary, investigate compliance with applicable Weighmaster laws.
  • Covered Electronic Waste Information System (CEWIS) Portal
    A tool for approved participants to view their CEW volumes collected and processed and to submit net cost reports.
  • Collector Outreach Initiative 
    Collectors receiving material from the public as a part of CalRecycle’s CEW Recycling Program must gather source documentation in order for the material to be eligible in a recycling claim.

As 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. Note that any guidance provided by CalRecycle should not substitute for careful reading of the original statute or subsequent regulations. Interested parties are encouraged to check back often, or subscribe to the CEW Listserv to be kept apprised of developments and events.

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