Primary Contact
Alexander Frame
Alexander.Frame@tceq.texas.gov
512-239-3109
Alternate Contact
Hector Lujan
Hector.Lujan@tceq.texas.gov
512-239-3104
Law ComponentAction Item/AnswerNotes
Products Covered Desktops, Keyboards, Laptops, Monitors, Tablets, Televisions Keyboard and mouse must accompany computer equipment being recycled
Covered Entities Households (Computers Used for Home or Business)
Market Share Applicable Products Televisions
Retailer Requirements (a)   A person who is a retailer of computer equipment may not sell or offer to sell new computer equipment in this state unless the equipment is labeled with the manufacturer's label and the manufacturer is included on the commission's list of manufacturers that have recovery plans. (b) Retailers can go to the commission's Internet site as and view all manufacturers that are listed as having registered a compliant collection program. Covered electronic products from manufacturers on that list may be sold in or into the State of Texas. (c) A retailer is not required to collect computer equipment for recycling or reuse.
Regulations http://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=30&pt=1&ch=328&sch=I&rl=Y
Statute https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.361.htm#361.951
Link to State Annual Report https://www.tceq.texas.gov/p2/recycle/electronics/manufacturer-list.html#summary
Recycler Application or Registration Fee $0.00
State Program Year January 1 - December 31
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Deadline January 31 For computer manufacturers, a plan is due only with initial registration. For televisions, the program plan is annual based on the assigned Market Share or participation in a Recycling Leadership Program.
Manufacturer Reports Deadline January 31
Recycler Application Due Date January 31
Recycler Reporting Deadline January 31
Annual Manufacturer Fee Deadline January 31 There is a $2,500 annual registration fee due January 31st for tvs only. Manufacturers participating in a Recycling Leadership Program are not required to pay a fee. There is a one-time registration for computers. No annual registration or fee required.
Annual Manufacturer Registration Deadline January 31 There is a $2,500 annual registration fee due January 31st for tvs only. Manufacturers participating in a Recycling Leadership Program are not required to pay a fee. There is a one-time registration for computers. No annual registration or fee required.
Screen Sizes Accepted 4 inches or larger (laptop); 9 inches or larger (tv)
Primary Contact Alexander Frame
Alexander.Frame@tceq.texas.gov
512-239-3109
Collection Limit Each manufacturer is responsible only for its own brand(s) of computer equipment. The collection and recycling must be convenient and free at the time of recycling. Manufacturers may choose to offer recycling for brands other than their own.
Alternate Contact Hector Lujan
Hector.Lujan@tceq.texas.gov
512-239-3104
Target Type N/A
Manufacturer Notice To Retailers No
Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream Ban No
ERCC EcycleRegistration Accepted No
Manufacturer Shortfall Fees No
Written Notice About Recycler/Collector (Municipal) Relationship No
Manufacturer Buying/Selling Pounds/Credits No
Collector Registration Required No
Collector or Municipal Plan Required No
Collection Fees No
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Deadline Notes None
Pounds Collection Target for Manufacturers none
Manufacturer Registration Required Yes
Paper Manufacturer Registrations Accepted Yes
Product Labeling Required Yes
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Yes Any manufacturer that chooses to opt-out of the State Standard Program for a program year would need to submit a draft plan to the Agency no later than June 1 of the previous year, in order to allow time for the Agency to review the plan for completeness, post it for public comment, and to allow enough time for the manufacturer to implement their program by January 1.
Manufacturer Recycling Obligation or Goal Yes For television manufacturers only. The manufacturer obligation for computers extends only to the brands which have been discontinued for as long as the manufacturer wishes to sell in or into Texas.
Enforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered Products Yes The commission may conduct audits and inspections to determine compliance. The commission and the attorney general shall take enforcement action against any manufacturer, retailer, or person who fails to comply. A retailer who receives a warning notice from the commission that the retailer's inventory is in violation because it includes computer equipment from a manufacturer that has not submitted the recovery plan must bring the inventory into compliance with this subchapter not later than the 60th day after the date the warning notice is issued.
Initial Manufacturer Registration/Fee Required Yes Computers require an initial registration, but no fee. Televisions require both an initial registration and fee.
Market Share Yes Televisions only. Manufacturers can participate in a Market Share based program (either individually or as a group) or in a Recycling Leadership Program (not market share based)
Modification Forms Required For Changes to Existing Manufacturer Registrations Yes
Recycler Application or Registration Required Yes For televisions only
   


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