Governor Mitch Daniels signed HB 1589 into law on May 13, 2009. The Indiana law is similar to the law passed in 2007 by Minnesota, and requires manufacturers of video display devices (TVs, computer monitors, laptops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets, and E-readers) to collect and recycle 60% by weight of the volume of products they sold in the previous year in Indiana. Manufacturers who fail to meet those goals will pay an additional recycling fee for every pound they fall short of their goal. While the goals are based on sales of video display devices, the program allows households, public schools and small businesses to recycle a larger group of products for free, including TVs, computers, laptops, keyboards, printers, fax machines, DVD players, and video cassette recorders. Manufacturer program years operate from January 1 to December 31. The goal for pounds of covered electronic devices (CEDs) collected and recycled will be based on the amount (in pounds) of VDDs sold during that program year. Manufacturers will receive incentives for utilizing Indiana recyclers and for collecting in non-metropolitan areas within the state. More information for manufacturers can be found HERE.
Collectors wishing to work with manufacturers as part of their collection and recycling efforts must be enrolled with Indiana’s E-Cycle Program. Collector program years operate from January 1 to December 31. Collectors can include local units of government, solid waste management districts, curbside collection programs, manufacturer mail back programs and any other collection program (in Indiana or elsewhere) in which CEDs are collected from Indiana covered entities. For more information about collectors, CLICK HERE.
Recyclers wishing to work with manufacturers as part of their collection and recycling efforts must be enrolled with Indiana’s E-Cycle Program. Recycler program years operate from January 1 to December 31. Recyclers must verify they are compliant with Indiana’s electronic waste management law (329 IAC 16). Compliance with the law includes registration as an electronic waste storage and processing facility or demonstration that the recycler is exempt from registering under the law. For more information about recyclers, CLICK HERE.
Residents can find a list of Indiana collectors HERE.
Key Dates: Registration form and fees due January 1, annually. A $5,000 fee is due the first year, and $2,500 every year after. Manufacturer
annual reports are due June 1. Collector and recycler registrations are due
November 1. Collector and recycler annual reports are due April 1.