Rhode Island

Primary Contact
Alyson Brunelli
alyson.brunelli@dem.ri.gov
401-222-2797 x7134
Alternate Contact
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Law ComponentAction Item/AnswerNotes
Products Banned From Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream CRT Monitor, CRT TV, Desktops, Flat Panel/LCD Monitors, Flat Panel/LCD TV, Laptops
Products Covered Desktops, Laptops, Monitors, Televisions The law does not cover printers and other computer peripherals (e.g. cables, mouse or keyboards) and numerous exemptions are included in the law (e.g. for computers/TVs/video display devices in cars and incorporated into large pieces of equipment, including home appliances).
Covered Entities Household/Consumer
Market Share Applicable Products Televisions
Regulations http://sos.ri.gov/documents/archives/regdocs/released/pdf/DEM/8809.pdf
Statute http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText17/SenateText17/S0888A.pdf
Recycler Application or Registration Fee $0.00
State Program Year January 1 - December 31
Recycler Application Due Date December 31
Manufacturer Reports Deadline February 1
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Deadline October 15 Television and computer manufacturers who indicate their intent to participate in a manufacturer's program but do not submit a plan by October 15th must participate in the State Program for the following year.
Annual Manufacturer Fee Deadline October 15 The registration must include the list of brands, a statement about whether the manufacturer is implementing a manufacturer program or utilizing the State Program, a copy of the manufacturer's proposed collection and recycling plan, appropriate contact information and a $5,000 registration fee.
Annual Manufacturer Registration Deadline October 15 The registration must include the list of brands, a statement about whether the manufacturer is implementing a manufacturer program or utilizing the State Program, a copy of the manufacturer's proposed collection and recycling plan, appropriate contact information and a $5,000 registration fee.
Screen Sizes Accepted 9 inches or larger
Retailer Requirements A) A retailer may not sell or offer for sale any covered electronic product in or for delivery into this state unless: 1. The covered electronic product is labeled with a brand and the label is permanently affixed and readily visible; 2. The brand is included on the list posted by the Office of Waste Management 3. The list posted by the Office of Waste Management specifies that the manufacturer is in compliance with the requirements of R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-24.10 and the regulations. All manufacturers will be considered in compliance with the requirements of R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-24.10 and the regulations until the Department publishes the first listing. B) Information Provided by Retailer at Time of Sale. A retailer shall provide the consumer at the time of the sale of the covered electronic product information that provides details about where and how a consumer can recycle covered electronic products in Rhode Island. Information shall also be made available in printable form for Internet sales. C) A retailer who sells or offers for sale a new covered electronic product must, before the initial offer for sale, review the Department's website to determine that all new covered electronic products that the retailer is offering for sale are labeled with the manufacturer's brands that are registered with the Department. D) A retailer is not responsible for an unlawful sale under this subdivision if the manufacturer's registration expired or was revoked and the retailer took possession of the covered electronic product prior to the expiration or revocation of the manufacturer's registration and the unlawful sale occurred within three months after the expiration or revocation.
Primary Contact Alyson Brunelli
alyson.brunelli@dem.ri.gov
401-222-2797 x7134
Collector or Municipal Plan Required No
Collection Fees No
Modification Forms Required For Changes to Existing Manufacturer Registrations No
Manufacturer Notice To Retailers No
ERCC EcycleRegistration Accepted No
Written Notice About Recycler/Collector (Municipal) Relationship No
Manufacturer Buying/Selling Pounds/Credits No If a manufacturer is has an approved plan, it can buy or sell pounds of collected E-waste.
Manufacturer Shortfall Fees No
Collection Limit None
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Deadline Notes None
Target Type Statewide total lbs set by agency
Collector Registration Required Yes
Market Share Yes Applies to TVs only. A group of television manufacturers may choose to implement a manufacturer program as one entity, if in doing so the manufacturers meet the sum of their individual market shares. Any television manufacturer that does not meet its assigned market share by weight for the previous calendar year, either through an individual or group collection program, shall pay the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation an amount equivalent to the amount the television manufacturer would have paid if a participant in the State Program plus ten percent (10%). This amount shall be the per pound fee for the prior year, as approved by the Department, multiplied by the television manufacturer’s market share as established for the prior program year. Payment must be submitted to the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation by February 1st.
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Yes Manufacturers must offer consumers a free and convenient recycling program, submit a notification and recovery plan, and submit an annual computer and television recycling report.
Manufacturer Recycling Obligation or Goal Yes Recycling obligation is determined by market share for televisions and by return share for computers.
Enforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered Products Yes A. The Director shall assess all penalties for violation of these regulations in accordance with the provisions of R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-24.10-16, R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 42-17.1, R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 42-17.6 and the "Rules and Regulations for Assessment of Administrative Penalties". B. A violation of any of the provisions of R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-24.10 or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto, shall be punishable, in the case of a first violation, by a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). C. In the case of a second and any further violations, the liability shall be for a civil penalty not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each violation.
Initial Manufacturer Registration/Fee Required Yes $5,000 initial and annual fee
Recycler Application or Registration Required Yes
Manufacturer Registration Required Yes
Paper Manufacturer Registrations Accepted Yes
Product Labeling Required Yes
Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream Ban Yes
Pounds Collection Target for Manufacturers Yes Statewide total lbs set by agency
   


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