Primary Contact
Alicia Foley
(512) 239-3104
Alternate Contact(s)
Law ComponentAction Item/Answer
Annual Manufacturer Fee Deadline January 31
There is a $2,500 annual registration fee and form 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 and form 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.
Collection Fees No
Collection Limit/Requirements 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.
Collector or Municipal Plan Required No
Collector Registration Required No
Covered Entities Households (Computers Used for Home or Business)
Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream Ban No
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.
ERCC EcycleRegistration Accepted No
Initial Manufacturer Registration/Fee Required Yes
Computers require an initial registration, but no fee. Televisions require both an initial registration and fee.
Link to State Annual Report
Manufacturer Buying/Selling Pounds/Credits No
Manufacturer Notice To Retailers No
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 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 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.
Manufacturer Registration Required Yes
Manufacturer Reports Deadline January 31
Manufacturer Shortfall Fees No
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)
Market Share Applicable Products Televisions
Modification Forms Required For Changes to Existing Manufacturer Registrations Yes
Paper Manufacturer Registrations Accepted Yes
Pounds Collection Target/Obligation for Manufacturers Yes
Contingent upon manufacturers' respective Market Share Allocations (TV Program)
Primary Contact Alicia Foley
(512) 239-3104
Product Labeling Required Yes
Products Covered Desktops, Keyboards, Laptops, Monitors, Tablets, Televisions
Keyboard and mouse must accompany computer equipment being recycled
Recycler Application Due Date January 31
Recycler Application or Registration Fee $0.00
Recycler Application or Registration Required Yes
For televisions only
Recycler Reporting Deadline January 31
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.
Screen Sizes Accepted 4 inches or larger (laptop); 9 inches or larger (tv)
State Ewaste Recycling Law Yes
State Program Year January 1 - January 1
Target Type N/A
Written Notice About Recycler/Collector (Municipal) Relationship No

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