District of Columbia

Primary Contact
Rafiq Jennings
rafiq.jennings@dc.gov
(202) 774-8767
Alternate Contact(s)
Ida Arabshahi
ida.arabshahi@dc.gov
(202) 535-1337
Law ComponentAction Item/Answer
Alternate Contact Ida Arabshahi
ida.arabshahi@dc.gov
(202) 535-1337
Annual Manufacturer Fee Deadline October 1
The deadline was changed from 12/31 to 10/1, starting in 2023, through legislation passed by the DC Council. The registration fee schedule will be posted on this page by early August 2023 - https://doee.dc.gov/node/1239556. Note fees are annually adjusted for inflation using the Urban Consumer Price Index (CPI-U).
Annual Manufacturer Registration Deadline October 1
The deadline was changed from 12/31 to 10/1, starting in 2023, through legislation passed by the DC Council. Registration forms will be posted on this page by early August 2023 - https://doee.dc.gov/node/1239556
Collection Fees No
Collection Limit/Requirements None
Collector or Municipal Plan Required No
Collector Registration Required No
Covered Entities Households, Small Businesses, Small Non-profits
The terms to the left are defined in regulations. The term "covered entity" is only relevant for manufacturers registering as part of representative organizations.
Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream Ban Yes
DC Code § 8–1041.07
Enforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered Products Yes
See the "Enforcement" section of this webpage: https://doee.dc.gov/node/1239556
ERCC EcycleRegistration Accepted Yes
Initial Manufacturer Registration/Fee Required Yes
Registration forms and the fee schedule will be posted on this page by early August - https://doee.dc.gov/node/1239556 . Note fees are annually adjusted for inflation using the Urban Consumer Price Index (CPI-U).
Manufacturer Buying/Selling Pounds/Credits Yes
A manufacturer subject to a minimum collection share must either directly collect CEE and recycle it or arrange for the collection and recycling or reuse of the CEE (see D.C. Official Code § 8-1041.05(a)(1)-(2)). Accordingly, an individual manufacturer or partnership may purchase pounds of CEE from other manufacturers or recyclers, as long as the pounds are: (a) collected in the District, (b) collected and recycled or reused in the calendar year of their minimum collection share, and (c) not claimed as collected, recycled, or reused in any other jurisdiction, for any other program years, or on behalf of any other manufacturers.
Manufacturer Notice To Retailers No
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Yes
Our District program is manufacturer led, so all manufacturers have a responsibility to establish a program.
Manufacturer Recycling Obligation or Goal Yes
A manufacturer registering as an individual manufacturer must collect and recycle or reuse its minimum collection share, which is 80% of the average of the weight of covered electronic equipment (CEE) sold (or estimated to be sold) in the District in the past three calendar years. Manufacturers that join a partnership must jointly collect and recycle or reuse the sum of the individual members’ minimum collection shares of CEE.
Manufacturer Registration Required Yes
Manufacturer Reports Deadline October 1
The annual registration includes a report. The deadline was changed from 12/31 to 10/1, starting in 2023, through legislation passed by the DC Council.
Manufacturer Shortfall Fees Yes
An updated "Shortfall Fee" factsheet will be posted here by August 2023 https://doee.dc.gov/service/eCYCLE-DC-Manufacturers
Manufacturer State Registration List https://doee.dc.gov/node/1239566
Market Share Yes
Modification Forms Required For Changes to Existing Manufacturer Registrations No
Paper Manufacturer Registrations Accepted Yes
Partnership Registration Required Yes
A manufacturer that sells, offers for sale, or delivers to a retailer for subsequent sale new covered electronic equipment (CEE) in the District is required to register with the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), unless the manufacturer qualifies for an exemption. There are three options for registration: as an individual manufacturer, as part of a partnership, or as part of a representative organization. Manufacturers meeting the above criteria are not required to join a partnership, but they must be registered under one of the three options.
Pounds Collection Target/Obligation for Manufacturers Yes
A manufacturer registering as an individual manufacturer must collect and recycle or reuse its minimum collection share, which is 80% of the average of the weight of covered electronic equipment (CEE) sold (or estimated to be sold) in the District in the past three calendar years. Manufacturers that join a partnership must jointly collect and recycle or reuse the sum of the individual members’ minimum collection shares of CEE.
Primary Contact Rafiq Jennings
rafiq.jennings@dc.gov
(202) 774-8767
Product Labeling Required Yes
D.C. Code § 8–1041.03(a)(1)
Products Banned From Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream All-in-One Computer, Cable and Satellite Receivers, Computer Speakers, Desktops, DVD players, DVRs, E-readers, Game Consoles, Keyboards, Laptops, Mice, Monitors, Portable Music/Media Player, Printers, Servers, Signal Converter Box, Tablets, Televisions, VCRs
Same list as products covered. Printers must weigh 100 pounds or less. Servers listed here are small scale servers. Portable music players must be digital and battery-powered and have memory capability. Laptops, tablets, e-readers, monitors, and TVs must have screens larger than 6 inches.
Products Covered All-in-One Computer, Cable and Satellite Receivers, Computer Speakers, Desktops, DVD players, DVRs, E-readers, Game Consoles, Keyboards, Laptops, Mice, Monitors, Portable Music/Media Player, Printers, Servers, Signal Converter Box, Tablets, Televisions, VCRs
Same list as products banned from disposal. Printers must weigh 100 pounds or less. Servers listed here are small scale servers. Portable music players must be digital and battery-powered and have memory capability. Laptops, tablets, e-readers, monitors, and TVs must have screens larger than 6 inches.
Recycler Application or Registration Fee $0.00
Recycler Application or Registration Required No
Manufacturers are required to certify in their registration applications that vendors who recycle or reuse covered electronic equipment collected under the manufacturer's waste management program have e-Stewards certification or R2 certification per DC law. DC Code § 8-1041.03(b)(8)
Regulations https://doee.dc.gov/service/eCYCLE-DC-Manufacturers
The statute is here: https://code.dccouncil.us/us/dc/council/code/titles/8/chapters/10B/
Representative Organization Registration Required Yes
A manufacturer that sells, offers for sale, or delivers to a retailer for subsequent sale new covered electronic equipment (CEE) in the District is required to register with the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), unless the manufacturer qualifies for an exemption. There are three options for registration: as an individual manufacturer, as part of a partnership, or as part of a representative organization. Manufacturers meeting the above criteria are not required to join a representative organization, but they must be registered under one of the three options.
Retailer Requirements It is a violation of the District’s electronic waste law for retailers to sell or offer for sale new covered electronic equipment (CEE) that is not on the current Registered or Exempt Manufacturers and Brands list. Retailers may also have responsibility for providing point-of-sale information on how to properly recycle purchased electronic equipment.
DC Code § 8 1041.05(e) and DC Code § 8-1041.03(a) For more information, see https://doee.dc.gov/node/1239566
Screen Sizes Accepted Greater than 6 inches
State Ewaste Recycling Law Yes
State Program Year January 1 - January 1
Statute https://code.dccouncil.us/us/dc/council/code/titles/8/chapters/10B/
Regulations are here https://doee.dc.gov/service/eCYCLE-DC-Manufacturers
Target Type 80% of the average of the previous three years' sales of CEE in the District, by weight
Written Notice About Recycler/Collector (Municipal) Relationship No
  


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