Electronic Waste Takeback ProgramContact: Steve Noble 517-284-6589
Electronic Waste Takeback Program The Electronic Waste Takeback Program was established in 2008 as part of a law promoting electronic waste recycling.
The law requires:
Manufacturers who are selling new TVs and computers in Michigan must:
- Register with the Department of Environmental Quality
- Have an electronic recycling (takeback) program-free and convenient for households and small businesses (less than 10 employees)
- Maintain a Web site and otherwise inform consumers how to recycle TVs and computers
- Submit annual information about their takeback program (number of units collected, names of collection or recycling agencies involved)
- Sell ONLY new computers and TVs produced by registered manufacturers
A covered electronic device includes but is not limited to desktop computers, laptop computers, monitors, tablets, televisions and printers. Here is an explanation of the term Covered Electronic Device.
DEQ generates a registered brands list based on registrations received, reviewed and determined to be administratively complete. This is the currently registered brands and the associated manufacturers. The list is updated 6 times a year as companies complete the registration process outlined by the Michigan Electronics Takeback Program, Act 451, Part 173.
Recyclers of TVs and computers must:
- Register with the Department of of Environmental Quality
- Comply with federal and state recycling laws
- Annually report the amount of recycled material and the names and locations of recycling facilities under their direct control in Michigan who processed the recycled equipment.
Electronic Waste Recycler Registration Form
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