North Carolina

Primary Contact
John Patrone
john.patrone@ncdenr.gov
336-776-9673
Alternate Contact(s)
Adam Ulishney
adam.ulishney@ncdenr.gov
919-707-8210
Law ComponentAction Item/Answer
Alternate Contact Adam Ulishney
adam.ulishney@ncdenr.gov
919-707-8210
Annual Manufacturer Fee Deadline June 30
TV Annual fees: $2,500; CE Annual fees: Level I: $15,000; Level II: $7,500; Level III: $2,500; June 30: Annual Renewal Registration Fee due for Television Manufacturers; July 1: Annual Renewal Registration Fee due for Computer Manufacturers
Annual Manufacturer Fee Deadline July 1
TV Annual fees: $2,500; CE Annual fees: Level I: $15,000; Level II: $7,500; Level III: $2,500; June 30: Annual Renewal Registration Fee due for Television Manufacturers; July 1: Annual Renewal Registration Fee due for Computer Manufacturers
Annual Manufacturer Registration Deadline June 30
TV Annual fees: $2,500; CE Annual fees: Level I: $15,000; Level II: $7,500; Level III: $2,500; June 30: Annual Renewal Registration Fee due for Television Manufacturers; July 1: Annual Renewal Registration Fee due for Computer Manufacturers
Collection Fees No
A fee cannot be charged for recycling TVs. Computer plans may charge fees to recycle other types of electronic equipment that do not constitute discarded computer equipment.
Collection Limit/Requirements Depending on the plan instituted by the manufacturer, there may be limits on the brands and types of electronics taken at collection sites/events.
Collector or Municipal Plan Required Yes
A local government is only required to have a Electronics Management Plan if they are seeking funding from the Electronics Management Fund.
Collector Registration Required Yes
Covered Entities Household/Consumer, Non-profits with fewer than 10 employees
Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream Ban Yes
Enforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered Products Yes
ERCC EcycleRegistration Accepted Yes
Initial Manufacturer Registration/Fee Required Yes
TV Initial year fee: $2,500; CE Initial year fees are as follows: Level I: $15,000; Level II: $10,000; Level III: $10,000
Link to State Annual Report https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/waste-management/electronics#annual-reporting
Manufacturer Buying/Selling Pounds/Credits No
TV: yes. CE: no. NC sets recycling requirement based on national market share percentage of estimated returns
Manufacturer Notice To Retailers No
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Yes
Manufacturers must provide an electronic waste acceptance program to consumers, which must, at a minimum: -Be provided at no cost to consumers. -Provide for the convenient collection, handling and recycling or reuse of electronic waste. -Accept electronic waste for collection. -Provide a public education program. -Provide information to retailers. -Properly label TV and CE -Comply with disposal ban. -Submit an annual report form; annual reporting fee, and Maintain records.
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Yes
Manufacturers must provide an electronic waste acceptance program to consumers, which must, at a minimum:  -Be provided at no cost to consumers.  -Provide for the convenient collection, handling and recycling or reuse of electronic waste.  -Accept electronic waste for collection.  -Provide a public education program.  -Provide information to retailers. -Properly label CEE  -Comply with disposal ban.   -Submit an annual report form; annual reporting fee; and recycling surcharge (if applicable).  -Maintain records.
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Deadline October 1
TV: collections during program year reported Oct. 1; CE: 90 days after registration
Manufacturer Recycling Obligation or Goal Yes
TV: Yes; CE: No
Manufacturer Registration Required Yes
Manufacturer Reports Deadline October 1
Manufacturer Shortfall Fees No
Can be held in violation of the program rules though.
Manufacturer State Registration List https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/waste-management/electronics/television-manufacturers
Televisions
Manufacturer State Registration List https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/waste-management/electronics/computer-manufacturers
Computer Equipment
Market Share Yes
National TV market share data is used to determine TV recycling obilgations
Market Share Applicable Products Televisions
Modification Forms Required For Changes to Existing Manufacturer Registrations Yes
Resubmissions of annual forms are required if there are changes mid-year.
Paper Manufacturer Registrations Accepted No
Pounds Collection Target for Manufacturers TVs only
TVs only, based on prior collection and set by agency
Primary Contact John Patrone
john.patrone@ncdenr.gov
336-776-9673
Product Labeling Required Yes
Products Banned From Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream CRT Monitor, CRT TV, Desktops, Flat Panel/LCD Monitors, Flat Panel/LCD TV, Laptops, Multi-function Device, Printers, Scanners
Products Covered Desktops, Game Consoles, Laptops, Monitors, Multi-function Device, Printers, Scanners, Tablets, Televisions, Virtual Reality Headsets
Recycler Application or Registration Fee $0.00
Recycler Application or Registration Required No
Regulations https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/waste-management/electronics
Retailer Requirements Before selling retailers must confirm that CE and TVs are labeled with the manufacturer's brand and that the manufacturer is in compliance with NC laws. A compliance list is maintained on the NCDEQ website. The retailer can be held in violation of the Program Rule if selling out of compliance manufacturer device(s).
Screen Sizes Accepted TV: screen 9" or larger
State Ewaste Recycling Law Yes
State Program Year January 1 - January 1
Statute https://edocs.deq.nc.gov/WasteManagement/DocView.aspx?id=1390436&dbid=0&repo=WasteManagement
N.C. General Statutes 130A-309.130 through 130A-309.142
Target Type TVs only, based on prior collection and set by agency
Written Notice About Recycler/Collector (Municipal) Relationship Yes
This information is required for the local government to be eligible for the annual fund disbursement.
  


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