State recycling policies

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Each state has a different policy and options for recycling electronic waste. Scan the list below to find your state and relevant information.


California (CA)

Covered electronic devices (CEDs):

  • Plasma televisions
  • Cathode ray tubes (CRTs)
  • LCD containing desktop monitors
  • Portable DVD players with LCD screens
  • Televisions containing cathode ray tubes
  • Computer monitors containing cathode ray tubes
  • Laptop computers with liquid crystal display (LCD)
  • Cathode ray tube containing devices (CRT devices)
  • Televisions containing liquid crystal display (LCD) screens
  • Applicable equipment (computer, monitor, TV, tuner, batteries, circuit boards, etc.)

For information on how to recycle used electronics in CA, refer to the California e-cycle website or call 916-341-6269.

Connecticut (CT)

Covered electronic devices (CEDs):

  • Printers
  • Computer monitors
  • Portable computers
  • CRT-based televisions
  • Desktop or personal computers
  • Non-CRT-based televisions or any other similar or peripheral electronic device sold to consumers

For information on how to recycle used electronics in CT, visit Connecticut's Environmental Protection website or call 1-888-424-4193.

District of Columbia
Covered electronic equipment (CEE):

  • Computers (desktop)
  • Portable computers with a screen greater than 6 in., measured diagonally (laptops, tablets, e-readers or digital picture frames)
  • Computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printer or scanner weighing less than 100 lb, game controller, external hard drive, flash drive, computer speaker or computer monitor or display device)
  • Televisions with a screen more than 6 in, measured diagonally
  • Television peripherals (VCRs, DVRs, DVD players, game systems, game controllers used with TVs, signal converter boxes or cable and satellite receivers)

For information on how to recycle used electronics in D.C., visit District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DEE) Electronics Recycling

Hawaii (HI)

Covered electronic devices (CEDs):

  • Computers
  • Televisions
  • Computer printers
  • Computer monitors
  • Portable computers with a screen size greater than 4 inches measured diagonally

For information on how to recycle used electronics in HI, contact:

Hawaii Department of Health
Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 212
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Phone: 808-586-4226
Fax: 808-586-7509
Website: hawaii.gov/ewaste

Illinois (IL)

Covered electronic devices (CEDs) and video display devices (VDDs):

  • Printers
  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • Computer monitors

For information on how to recycle used electronics in IL, refer to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency website.

Indiana (IN)

Covered electronic devices (CEDs) and video display devices (VDDs):

  • Computers
  • Peripherals
  • DVD players
  • Facsimile machines
  • Video cassette recorders
  • Video display devices that are sold to a covered entity by means of retail, wholesale or electronic commerce

For information on how to recycle used electronics in IN, refer to the Recycle Indiana website or call 317-232-8172.

Maine
Covered electronic devices (CEDs) sold to a consumer:

  • Computer central processing units
  • Computer monitors (portable notebook computers, tablets, personal media players and digital picture frames with video displays more than 4 inches measured diagonally)
  • Video game consoles
  • CRTs
  • CRT devices
  • Desktop printers
  • Flat panel display or similar video display devices with a screen more than 4 in. measured diagonally containing one or more circuit boards (televisions and portable DVD players) 

For information on how to recycle used electronics in Maine, visit the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Electronics Recycling website.

Maryland
Covered electronic devices (CEDs): 

  • Computer or video display devices with a screen more than 4 inches measured diagonally
    • Desktop personal computers
    • Laptop computers
    • A computer monitors
    • Televisions
    • Portable DVD players

Note: Personal digital assistant devices and computer peripheral devices (mouse, printer or detachable keyboard) are not CEDs.

For information on how to recycle used electronics in MA, visit the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Electronics Recycling website.

Michigan
Covered electronic devices (CEDs) 

  • Used primarily for personal or small business purposes in Michigan: 
    • Covered video display devices (VDDs) are electronic devices with a viewable screen of 4 inches or more with a tuner capable of receiving and displaying television or video programming via broadcast, cable, or satellite (direct view or projection televisions)
    • Covered computers:
      • Desktop personal computers or laptops
      • Computer monitors
    • Printers that copy, scan, or fax, and are designed to be placed on a desk or other work surface

For information on how to recycle used electronics in MI, visit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Electronic Waste Takeback Program website.

Minnesota (MN)
Covered electronic devices (CEDs) and video display devices (VDDs):

  • Computers
  • Peripherals
  • DVD players
  • Laptop computer
  • Facsimile machines
  • Digital picture frames
  • Video cassette recorders
  • Television or computer monitors
  • Video display devices that are sold to a household by means of retail, wholesale, or electronic commerce
  • Cathode-ray tube or flat panel screen marketed by manufacturers for use by households with a screen size greater than 9 inches

For information on how to recycle used electronics in MN, refer to the MN Pollution Control Agency website or call 651-296-6300.

Missouri (MO)

Covered electronic devices (CEDs):

  • Laptops
  • Notebooks
  • Cell phones
  • Desktop computers
  • Computer monitors and accompanying keyboards and mice
  • Electronic, magnetic, optical, electrochemical or other high-speed data processing devices

For information on how to recycle used electronics in MO, refer to the E-cycle Missouri website or call 1-800-361-4827.

New Jersey (NJ)

Covered electronic devices (CEDs):

  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors
  • Portable computers
  • Desktop or personal computers

For information on how to recycle used electronics in NJ, refer to the E-cycle New Jersey website or call 609-777-3373.

New York (NY)

Covered electronic equipment (CEE):

  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Keyboards
  • Computers
  • Televisions
  • Computer mice
  • Cathode ray tubes
  • Small-scale servers
  • Facsimile machines
  • Video game consoles
  • Computer peripherals
  • Small electronic equipment
For information on how to recycling used electronics in NY, refer to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation website.

North Carolina
Covered devices:
  • Discarded electronic equipment that is a solid waste generated by a consumer, specifically:
    • Computer equipment: 
    • Computer monitor (desktop, laptop, or tablet)
    • Video display unit for a computer system
    • Peripheral computer equipment (except keyboards and mice)
    • Printing devices (printers, scanners or a combination printer/scanner/fax machine)
    • Other devices producing hard copies from a computer, and
    • Televisions with viewable screen of 9 in. or larger, with display technology based on:
      • CRT
      • Plasma
      • LCD
      • DLP
      • LCOS
      • SXRD
      • LED
For information on how to recycle used electronics in NC, visit the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Electronics Management website.

Oklahoma
Covered devices:
  • Devices that are no longer of use to a consumer:
    • Computers (desktop or notebook)
    • Computer monitors
For information on how to recycle used electronics in OK, visit the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Computer Recycling Equipment website.

Oregon (OR)
Covered electronic devices (CEDs):
  • Desktop or portable computers
  • Televisions of any type with a viewable area greater than 4 inches measured diagonally
  • Computer monitors of any type with a viewable area greater than 4 inches measured diagonally
For information on how to recycle used electronics in OR, refer to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality website or call 1-888-5-ECYCLE (532-9253).

Pennsylvania (PA)
Covered computer devices:
  • Desktop or notebook computers marketed and intended for use by a consumer

Covered television devices:

  • Electronic devices containing a tuner that locks on to a selected carrier frequency and is capable of receiving and displaying television or video programming via broadcast, cable or satellite, including, without limitation, any direct view or projection television with a viewable screen of 4 inches or larger, whose display technology is based on cathode ray tube, plasma, liquid crystal, digital light processing, liquid crystal on silicon, silicon crystal reflective display, light emitting diode, or similar technology marketed and intended for use by a consumer primarily for personal purposes

Peripheral devices:

  • Keyboards, printers, or any other device sold exclusively for external use with a computer that provides input into or output from the computer
For information on how to recycle used electronics in PA, refer to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection website.


Rhode Island (RI)

Covered electronic products (CEPs):

  • Combination units (CPUs with monitors)
  • Desktop computers (including central processing unit or CPU)
  • Televisions (including CRT-based and non-CRT-based televisions, plasma and LCD) or any similar video display device that contains a circuit board and has a screen greater than 9 inches measured diagonally

For information on how to recycle used electronics in RI, refer to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation website.

South Carolina
Covered devices:

  • Devices marketed and intended for use by a consumer:
    • Covered computer devices (desktop, laptop, notebook computer or printing device)
    • Covered computer monitor devices (displays pictures and sound and is designed for use with a desktop computer
    • Covered television devices with viewable screen of 9 in. or more, with display technology based on:
      • CRT
      • Plasma
      • LCD
      • DLP
      • LCOS
      • SXRD
      • LED
For information on how to recycle used electronics in SC, visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Electronics Recycling website.

Texas
  • Computer Equipment (desktop or notebook computer, and computer monitor or other display device that doesn't include a tuner)
  • Covered Television Equipment (direct view or projection televisions marketed to and intended for consumers with a viewable screen of 9 inches or more using display technology based on CRT, plasma, LCE, DLP, LCOS, SXRD, LED, or similar technology)
For information on how to recycle used electronics in TX, visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Electronics Recycling website.

Vermont (VT)

Covered electronic devices (CEDs):

  • Printers
  • Computers
  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors
  • Device containing a cathode ray tube

For information on how to recycle used electronics in VT, refer to the Vermont ANR Waste Management Division website or call 802-241-3464.

Virginia

  • Covered Computer equipment (desktop or notebook computer, and computer monitor or other display device that doesn't include a tuner, such as a television)

For information on how to recycle used electronics in VA, visit the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Computer Recovery and Recycling Act website.

Washington (WA)

Covered electronic products (CEPs):

  • Televisions
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptops or portable computers
  • Cathode ray tube or flat panel computer monitor having a viewable area greater than 4 inches measured diagonally

To locate mercury-containing light recycling services near you, visit earth911.org or call 1-800-RECYCLE (1-800-732-9253).

For information on how to recycle used electronics in WA, refer to the E-cycle Washington website or call 1-800-Recycle.

West Virginia
Covered electronic devices (CEDs):

  • Televisions, computers or video display devices (VDD) with a screen greater than 4 inches measured diagonally. Does not include a VDD that's part of a motor vehicle or contained within a household appliance or commercial, industrial, or medical equipment.

For information on how to recycle used electronics in WV, visit the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website.

Wisconsin (WI)

Covered electronic devices (CEDs):

  • A consumer printer
  • A consumer computer
  • A consumer video display device

Eligible electronic devices (EEDs) are comprised of one of the following devices and are used primarily for personal use or by a school.

  • Peripherals
  • Consumer printers
  • Facsimile machines
  • Consumer computers
  • Digital video disc players
  • Video cassette recorders
  • Consumer video display devices
  • Video recorders that aren't cameras and don't use a cassette
  • Digital video players that aren't cameras and don't use a disc

For information on how to recycle used electronics in WI, refer to the E-cycle Wisconsin website or call 1-888-936-7463.



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