Since certain components of electronic devices may be considered hazardous due to heavy metal or other constituents, the end-of-life handling of some electronic discards is regulated by either federal (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act--RCRA) or State (Health and Safety Code) hazardous waste laws, or both. Regulations in Title 14, Division 7 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) were promulgated to implement the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, with primary departments being CalRecycle and Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC).


Proposed Regulations

  • Designated Approved Collectors Regulations: CalRecycle proposes to enact regulations that would amend aspects of current regulations governing the Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) Recycling Program, as well as finalize existing emergency regulations relative to Designated Approved Collectors.

Current Covered Electronic Waste Program Regulations

  • Official CCR website: Browse the official online version of the CCR regulations pertaining to the Covered Electronic Waste Program.
  • Unofficial E-Waste Regulations (PDF): This unofficial copy of the regulations is the latest implementation of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 (Act), Chapter 526, Statutes of 2003; as amended by Chapter 863, Statutes of 2004.”

Emergency Regulations