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
$500 for manufacturers who sold 100-249 CEEs in the previous year. $1750 for manufacturers who sold 250 or more. Those who sold less than 100 do not need to complete the form, but need to complete a de minimus worksheet. Fees will be invoiced after registration is approved.
Annual Manufacturer Registration Deadline December 31
Collection Fees No
Collection Limit/Requirements None
Collector or Municipal Plan Required No
Collector Registration Required No
Covered Entities Household/Consumer, Non-profit/Charity, Small Businesses
Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream Ban Yes
Enforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered Products Yes
ERCC EcycleRegistration Accepted Yes
Initial Manufacturer Registration/Fee Required Yes
$500 for manufacturers who sold 100-249 CEEs in the previous year. $1750 for manufacturers who sold 250 or more. Fees will be invoiced after registration is approved. Those who sold less than 100 do not need to complete the form, but need to complete a de minimus worksheet.
Manufacturer Buying/Selling Pounds/Credits Yes
Pounds must be collected within the district. 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 manufactures have a responsibility to establish a program.
Manufacturer Recycling Obligation or Goal Yes
80% of the average previous three year sales.
Manufacturer Registration Required Yes
Manufacturer Reports Deadline December 31
Manufacturer Shortfall Fees Yes
Manufacturer State Registration List https://doee.dc.gov/node/1239566
Market Share Yes
Market Share Applicable Products Desktops, DVD, E-readers, Game Consoles, Keyboards, Laptops, Monitors, Portable Music/Media Player, Printers, Scanners, Servers, Tablets, Televisions
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
Products Banned From Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream Cable and Satellite Receivers, Computer Speakers, Desktops, DVD, DVR, E-readers, Game Consoles, Keyboards, Laptops, Mice, Monitors, Portable Music/Media Player, Printers, Servers, Signal Converter Box, Tablets, Televisions, VCRs
Printers/Scanners must weigh less than 100 pounds. Servers listed here are small scale servers. Portable music players must be digital.
Products Covered Cable and Satellite Receivers, Computer Speakers, Desktops, DVD, DVR, E-readers, Game Consoles, Keyboards, Laptops, Mice, Monitors, Portable Music/Media Player, Printers, Servers, Signal Converter Box, Tablets, Televisions, VCRs
Printers/Scanners must weigh less than 100 pounds. Servers listed here are small scale servers. Portable music players must be digital.
Recycler Application or Registration Fee $0.00
Recycler Application or Registration Required No
Vendors who recycle or reuse covered electronic equipment collected under the manufacturer's waste management program are required to have e-Stewards certification per DC law.
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 https://code.dccouncil.us/us/dc/council/code/titles/8/chapters/10B/
Regulations are here - https://doee.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ddoe/service_content/attachments/20%20DCMR%204100%20-%20eCYCLE%20regulations_0.pdf
Target Type 80% of the average previous three year sales.
Written Notice About Recycler/Collector (Municipal) Relationship No
  


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