For the purposes of this program, the manufacturer of a covered electronic product sold in or into Washington state may include an entity that:
In order for a manufacturer's brands of covered electronic products to be sold or offered for sale in or into Washington state, the manufacturer's name and brand names must be listed on the Manufacturer Registration List as "in compliance" or "pending" status. To be listed as "in compliance" or "pending" a manufacturer must:
As of Jan. 1, 2007, covered electronic products sold or offered for sale in or into Washington must bear a label with the manufacturer's brand. The brand is a name or logo identifying an electronic product in the consumer marketplace and attributing the electronic product to a manufacturer. The label must be permanently affixed and readily visible. "White box" or unlabeled products are not legal for sale.
The Standard Plan for Recycling Covered Electronic Products in Washington State was submitted by the Washington Materials Management & Financing Authority on Nov. 20, 2018, for the required 5-year update.
Manufacturers of electronic products sold in or into the state of Washington must participate in a recycling plan. This includes manufacturers of desktop and portable or laptop computers, computer monitors and televisions. There are two recycling plan options:
We assess an annual administrative fee to cover administrative costs for implementing the Electronic Product Recycling Program. This fee is separate from any fees that may be assessed by an E-Cycle WA electronics recycling plan approved by us.
We may use any combination of the following data to establish the administrative fee:
Manufacturers will have until July 1 to submit a request for tier reassignment for that year if they believe they have been assigned to the wrong tier. To request a tier reassignment, a manufacturer must do one of the following:
By Aug. 1 of each year, we will publish the final tier schedule. The final tier schedule will reflect our evaluation of all available data including tier reassignment requests.