District of Columbia

Primary Contact
Jen Dickman
jen.dickman@dc.gov
(202) 725-5254
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 December 31
The registration fee schedule is on this page - 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 December 31
Registration forms are on this page - 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
ERCC EcycleRegistration Accepted Yes
Initial Manufacturer Registration/Fee Required Yes
Registration forms and the fee schedule are on this page - 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
Pounds must be collected within the District of Columbia. There are no credits permitted between calendar years.
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
80% of the average of the previous three years' sales of CEE in the District, by weight.
Manufacturer Registration Required Yes
Manufacturer Reports Deadline December 31
The annual registration includes a report.
Manufacturer Shortfall Fees Yes
See "Minimum Collection Share and Shortfall Fees" file here: 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
Manufacturers are not required to form partnerships to comply with the law. A partnership is just one of the ways a manufacturer can register, but manufacturers have three choices for registering: register as an individual, register as part of a partnership, or register as part of a representative organization. As part of the requirement for selling, offering for sale, or delivering to a retailer for subsequent sale new covered electronic equipment, manufacturers are required to register in some way (unless they qualify for a de minimis exemption) but the type of registration is up to them.
Pounds Collection Target/Obligation for Manufacturers Yes
In 2019 and beyond, 80% of the average annual sales of the manufacturer's covered electronic equipment in the District during the previous three calendar years.
Primary Contact Jen Dickman
jen.dickman@dc.gov
(202) 725-5254
Product Labeling Required Yes
D.C. Code § 8–1041.03(a)(1)
Products Banned From Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream 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 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 per DC law. DC Code § 8-1041.03(b)(8)
Representative Organization Registration Required Yes
A representative organization is just one of the ways a manufacturer can register, but manufacturers have three choices for registering: register as an individual, register as part of a partnership, or register as part of a representative organization. As part of the requirement for selling, offering for sale, or delivering to a retailer for subsequent sale new covered electronic equipment, manufacturers are required to register in some way (unless they qualify for a de minimis exemption) but the type of registration is up to them.
Retailer Requirements "A ... retailer shall provide at the point of sale information on how a person can return purchased covered electronic equipment for recycling." "A ... retailer shall not sell or offer for sale ... new covered electronic equipment, unless: (1) The equipment is labeled with a readily visible brand identifying the manufacturer; and (2) The manufacturer has registered with the Mayor pursuant to subsection (b) of this section; provided, that the Mayor may establish by rule a de minimis level of covered electronic equipment sales in the District that shall be exempt from the provisions of this section."
DC Code § 8–1041.05(e) and DC Code § 8-1041.03(a)
Screen Sizes Accepted Greater than 6 inches
State Ewaste Recycling Law Yes
State Program Year January 1 - January 1
Statute
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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