Law passed in July 2007 requires manufacturers of TVs, laptops, desktops, computer monitors, printers, tablets, and e-readers to be responsible for the costs of processing their branded products (and in certain cases orphans, as well) that are delivered to recyclers.


Manufacturers of CEDs must register annually with DEEP. Municipalities must provide for the collection of household-generated CEDs and may meet this requirement by working on their own or in conjunction with a region.


Connecticut residents may contact their local Department of Public Works to find out when collection events are being held. They may also want to visit the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (the state's largest trash authority) website at: www.crra.org. This website will have a listing of any electronics collections that they are sponsoring for member towns.


On January 1, 2011, a disposal ban was put into effect for all covered devices, meaning no CEDs may be placed in the trash.

Key Dates: Annual Registration & Fee Due September 30 

Manufacturers may register through the EcycleRegistration system.