Effective January 2015, CalRecycle established an interagency agreement (IAA) with the Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Division of Measurement Standards (DMS), Weighmaster Enforcement Program (WEP). The intent of this IAA is to survey, audit, inspect, and, as necessary, investigate compliance with applicable Weighmaster laws governing material transactions within the state. The IAA allows the WEP to focus further on the electronic waste management industry as a whole and participants in the Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) Recycling Program in particular. With payments in the CEW Recycling Program based on weight, and with other associated rules requiring counts, it is vital that these measures are determined and recorded compliantly.

Resources

  • Weighmaster Enforcement Program (WEP)
    Overview of the Weighmaster Enforcement Program and links to useful resources. Note that applicability of Weighmaster rules are determined by the activities conducted and not necessarily limited to particular categories of organizations (e.g. approved CEW recyclers).
  • CEW Recycling Program Regulations
    Requirements for an Approved Recycler (14 CCR 18660.21) specifies current obligations for a recycler to be a licensed Weighmaster within the CEW Recycling Program. Requirements related to Audits (14 CCR 18660.9) allows CalRecycle to authorize CDFA to conduct site audits.
  • Weighmaster Complaint Form
    Links to the CDFA Weighmaster Enforcement Program complaint form, to be used for instances of suspected noncompliance. Complete the form with as much information as possible, including the name of the organization in the address section. Attach the complaint form and any supporting documents to an email and send to:
    CDFA.CalRecycle.Complaint@cdfa.ca.gov

Any guidance provided by CalRecycle should not substitute for careful reading of the original statutes or regulations. Interested parties are encouraged to subscribe to an email newsletter to be kept apprised of developments and events.

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