Planning for the eventual end-of-life management of electronic products is one thing, while paying for it is another. While the value of materials in certain components may cover the costs of recovery and processing, thus resulting in little charge to the generator, other components, such as the cathode ray tube (CRT) in a computer monitor or television, may require costly hazardous materials handling.

CalRecycle offers household hazardous waste management grants to assist local governments with the cost of collecting and safely recycling or disposing of certain residentially generated materials. Grant cycles and eligibility requirements vary.

Collectors and recyclers may also be able to find low cost financing through tax-exempt bonds through the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) for the acquisition, construction, and/or installation of qualified pollution control equipment and waste management capabilities.