Electronic Waste Takeback Program

Contact: Steve Noble 517-449-6153
Agency: Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

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 Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
  • 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)

Retailers must: 

  • Sell ONLY new computers and TVs produced by registered manufacturers

A retailer may not offer for sale a covered electronic device in the state of Michigan per Section 17303 unless the brand owner of the device is in compliance with the requirements of Act 451, Part 173, Electronics. 

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.   

EGLE 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 EGLE.
  • 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.

Registration Forms:

eCycle Registration Online Registration

Electronic Manufacturer Registration Form 

Electronic Waste Recycler Registration Form  

FY 2019 information:

  •      2020 Registered Recyclers List
  •      2020 Registered Manufacturers List
  •      2020 Registered Recyclers Certifications List
  •      2020 Mailback ProgramLlist

FY 2019 information:

Additional Information:

3D Printers as Covered Electronic Devices

Law: Part 173, Electronics, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (Act 451)

Electronics Program Five Year Report

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Information on Electronic Waste Reuse and Recycling    

Part 173 Reports: