E-Cycle WA 2021 final administrative fee tier schedule

Manufacturers of electronics that are recycled through the E-Cycle WA program pay a fee to cover the costs associated with implementing the program.

Establishing the administrative fee schedule

We assess an annual administrative fee to cover costs for implementing the E-Cycle WA electronic product recycling program. This fee is separate from any fees assessed through an electronics recycling plan approved by us, such as the WMMFA.

We may use any combination of the following data to establish the administrative fee:

  • Generally available market research data
  • Covered electronic product unit sales data supplied by manufacturers for brands they manufacture or sell
  • Covered electronic product unit sales data supplied by retailers for brands they sell

The administrative fee will be distributed among manufacturers on a sliding scale based on tiers that are representative of annual sales of covered electronic products in or into Washington. We will publish the preliminary tier schedule by June 1 of each calendar year.

2021 Final Administrative Fee Tier Schedule

 Tier    Weight (lbs) Sold Manufacturer's percentage of total weight market share 2021 Fee Amount
Tier 1 2,197,585 and above  5 percent or greater $37,789
Tier 2 439,517 - 2,197,584 1 percent to < 5 percent $7,416
Tier 3 43,952 – 439,516 0.1 percent to < 1 percent $1,093
Tier 4 13,186 – 43,951 0.03 percent to < 0.1 percent $168
Tier 5 4,395 - 13,185 0.01 percent to < 0.03 percent  $70
Tier 6 1 - 4,394 Below 0.01 percent $10

Tier reassignment request

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:

  • Submit or update their online manufacturer registration form and provide the number of CEP units sold in the prior calendar year in or into Washington
  • Send to us, in writing, the number of CEP units sold in the prior calendar year in or into Washington
  • Contact Christine Haun at christine.haun@ecy.wa.gov

If covered electronic product unit sales data is provided, we'll exempt this data from public disclosure in accordance with RCW 42.56.270. To protect information as proprietary, contact Christine Haun at 360-407-6107 for further instructions.

Final tier schedule

By Aug. 1 of each year, we will publish the final tier schedule on this website. The final tier schedule will reflect our evaluation of all available data including tier reassignment requests.