California has enacted landmark legislation establishing a funding system for the collection and recycling of certain electronic wastes.

Key elements of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003that affect product retailers include:

Retailers collect the Electronic Waste Recycling Fee on covered electronic devices from consumers. Retailers remit these fees to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA). The latest information on the Electronic Waste Recycling Fee program, including the retailer registration form and fee remittance deadlines, are available at the CDTFA website.

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Electronic Waste Recycling Fee
Categories2005 to 20082009 to 20102011 to 20122013 to 2016January 1, 2017 Forward
More than four inches but less than 15 inches$6$8$6$3$5
At least 15 inches but less than 35 inches$8$16$8$4$6
35 inches or more$10$25$10$5$7

As CalRecycle works, in consultation with CDTFA, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), and others, to administer 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.

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