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Retailer Requirements Map

Many of the states with electronics recycling laws have requirements for retailers in their state. The map below highlights the states that have retailer requirements. Click the individual state for details. Also included below the map is a grid that features a quick look at the laws, and a run-through of the higher level items that apply to retailers.



StateLaw Component ResponseNotes
CAConsumer Fee At PurchaseYes - >4” but <15”: $4, 15” but <35 “: $5; 35“ or more: $6
CACovered Entities Businesses, Government, Household/Consumer, Non-profit/Charity, Schools
CTCovered Entities Household/Consumer
DCCovered Entities Households, Small Businesses, Small Non-profitsThe terms to the left are defined in regulations. The term "covered entity" is only relevant for manufacturers registering as part of representative organizations.
HICovered Entities Government, Household/Consumer, Non-profit/Charity, Schools, Small and Medium Size Businesses
ILCovered Entities Household/Consumer
INCovered Entities Household/Consumer, Schools, Small Businesses, Small businesses (independently owned and operated with no more than 100 employees and average annual gross receipts of $10,000,000 or less)
MDCovered Entities Manufacturers, Retailers
MECovered Entities 501c3 Non-profits (100 employees or fewer), Household/Consumer, Schools (K-12 only) , Small Businesses (100 employees or fewer)
MICovered Entities Household/Consumer, Small Businesses with Fewer Than 10 Employees
MNCovered Entities Household/Consumer
MOCovered Entities Households (Computers Used for Home or Business)
NCCovered Entities Household/Consumer, Non-profits with fewer than 10 employees
NJCovered Entities Community Colleges, Household/Consumer, Local Government Units, School Districts, Small businesses (50 full-time employees or fewer), State Colleges and Universities, State GovernmentConsumer means person, State entity, Community Colleges, Local Government Units, School Districts, Small businesses (50 full-time employees or fewer), State Colleges and Universities
NYCovered Entities Government, Household/Consumer, Non-profit/Charity, Schools, Small and Medium Size Businesses
ORCovered Entities Any person giving 7 or fewer devices at one time, Household/Consumer, Non-profits with fewer than 10 employees, Small Businesses with Fewer Than 10 Employees
PACovered Entities Household/Consumer, Small Businesses (fewer than 50 employees)
RICovered Entities Household/Consumer, Schools (K-12 only)
SCCovered Entities Household/Consumer
TXCovered Entities Households (Computers Used for Home or Business)
UTCovered Entities Household/Consumer
VACovered Entities Households (Computers Used for Home or Business)
VTCovered Entities Any person giving 7 or fewer devices at one time, Household/Consumer, Non-profit/Charity, Schools, Small Businesses with Fewer Than 10 Employees
WACovered Entities Household/Consumer, Non-profit/Charity, Schools, Small Businesses (fewer than 50 employees), Small Government
WICovered Entities Household/Consumer, Schools (K-12 only)
WVCovered Entities Government, Household/Consumer, Non-profit/Charity, Schools, Small and Medium Size Businesses
CAEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYes
CTEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYesCease and Desist Order
DCEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYes
HIEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYesWarning, with 60 days to resolve. Then up to a $10,000 penalty for first offense, and up to $20,000 for second offenses.
ILEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYesA retailer who sells a CED at retail to an individual for residential use that is not registered with the Agency at the time the retailer purchases the CED is liable for a civil penalty of $7,000 per violation.
INEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYes
MDEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYesManufacturers and retailers who fail to comply with the Maryland's eCycling law are subject to a civil penalty, not exceeding $10,000, and an administrative penalty up to $10,000 for each violation (each day a violation occurs is a separate violation), but not exceeding $100,000. In addition, MDE may assess against any retailer that violates the law a fine up to $1,000 for each violation, but not exceeding $10,000 total.
MEEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYesUnregistered products cannot be sold into Maine. If a manufacturer fails to pay its share of recycling costs, the Department may pay a consolidator its legitimate costs and seek cost recovery from the nonpaying manufacturer. Any nonpaying manufacturer is liable to the State for costs incurred by the State in an amount up to 3 times the amount incurred as a result of such failure to comply.
MIEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYesA person who violates this law may be ordered to pay a civil fine of not more than $500.00 for the first violation or not more than $2,500.00 for a second or subsequent violation. A person who knowingly violates this law or who knowingly submits false information to the department under this part is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00. Each day on which a violation described in this subsection occurs represents a separate violation.
MNEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYes
MOEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsNo
NCEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYes
NJEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYes
NYEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYes
OREnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYes
PAEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYesAny manufacturer who fails to label its new covered devices with a brand or who fails to register with the department and pay a registration fee may be assessed a penalty of up to $10,000 for the first violation and up to $25,000 for the second and each subsequent violation in addition to paying for any fees, payments and penalties required by or imposed pursuant to this act. Any person, including a retailer, who violates any requirement of the act may be assessed a penalty of up to $1,000 for the first violation and up to $2,000 for the second and each subsequent violation, in addition to paying for any fees, payments and penalties required by or imposed pursuant to the act.
RIEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYesA. The Director shall assess all penalties for violation of these regulations in accordance with the provisions of R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-24.10-16, R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 42-17.1, R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 42-17.6 and the "Rules and Regulations for Assessment of Administrative Penalties". B. A violation of any of the provisions of R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-24.10 or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto, shall be punishable, in the case of a first violation, by a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). C. In the case of a second and any further violations, the liability shall be for a civil penalty not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) for each violation.
SCEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYesThere are shortfall fees for recycling obligation not being met. The department may conduct audits and inspection of a computer or television manufacturer, retailer, or recoverer to determine compliance with the law, and may establish by regulation administrative fines for violations.
TXEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYesThe 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.
UTEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsNo
VAEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYesThe Office of the Attorney General may enforce the provisions of this article by taking enforcement action against a manufacturer or retailer that fails to comply with the law.
VTEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYesFailure to complete registration by July 1, 2018 is punishable by a maximum penalty of $170,000.00 under 10 V.S.A. §8003(a) and §8010(c)(1). It will also result in VT retailers being prohibited under 10 V.S.A. §7553(a) from selling covered electronic devices effective July 1st.
WAEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYes
WIEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYes
WVEnforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered ProductsYesA manufacturer who violates any provision of Senate Bill 746 is liable for a civil penalty not to exceed ten thousand dollars. Under Administrative action, the penalty imposed on a person shall be up to one thousand dollars for each violation, but not to exceed a total of fifty thousand dollars a year. Under Senate Bill 746, any retailer that sells covered electronic devices not authorized for sale in this state may be subject to penalties and fines not to exceed $5,000 for the year.
CAManufacturer Notice To RetailersYes
CTManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
DCManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
HIManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
ILManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
INManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
MDManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
MEManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
MIManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
MNManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
MOManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
NCManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
NJManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
NYManufacturer Notice To RetailersYes
ORManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
PAManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
RIManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
SCManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
TXManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
UTManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
VAManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
VTManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
WAManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
WIManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
WVManufacturer Notice To RetailersNo
DCRetailer Requirements"A ... retailer shall provide at the point of sale information on how a person can return purchased covered electronic equipment for recycling." "A ... retailer shall not sell or offer for sale ... new covered electronic equipment, unless: (1) The equipment is labeled with a readily visible brand identifying the manufacturer; and (2) The manufacturer has registered with the Mayor pursuant to subsection (b) of this section; provided, that the Mayor may establish by rule a de minimis level of covered electronic equipment sales in the District that shall be exempt from the provisions of this section." DC Code § 8–1041.05(e) and DC Code § 8-1041.03(a)
INRetailer Requirementshttps://www.in.gov/idem/recycle/2383.htm
MNRetailer RequirementsRetailers of video display devices can sell only registered brands to households; this includes online sales and catalog sales as well as physical retail outlets. The law does not apply to business or institutional sales. Retailers are required to provide recycling information to their customers. 
NCRetailer RequirementsBefore selling retailers must confirm that CE and TVs are labeled with the manufacturer's brand and that the manufacturer is in compliance with NC laws. A compliance list is maintained on the NCDEQ website. The retailer can be held in violation of the Program Rule if selling out of compliance manufacturer device(s).
NJRetailer RequirementsYes
NYRetailer RequirementsProvide information at the point of sale if provided by a manufacturer. Sell only compliant brands. Sell only labeled equipment. Comply with disposal ban.
ORRetailer RequirementsRetailers must provide consumers with point-of-sale information on where they can find free recycling for computers, monitors, televisions, printers, keyboards and mice. Retailers may sell only those brands of covered devices on the Oregon “compliant list.” Check for monthly updates. If a brand or manufacturer is not currently on the list, retailers are encouraged to notify Oregon DEQ and to contact the manufacturer directly to alert them that their products are not eligible for sale in or into Oregon unless they register. Retailers must confirm the products they sell are affixed with a permanent and visible brand label by the manufacturer.
PARetailer RequirementsRetailers of covered devices are required to notify customers of how and where they can recycle their covered devices. The notification can come in any one or more of the following forms: Posting the information regarding how and where customers can recycle covered devices. Posting and providing the Department’s toll-free recycling hotline telephone number (800-346-4242). Providing the Department’s electronics recycling Internet website. Providing retailer developed information. No retailer may charge a fee or cost to a consumer for the collection, transportation or recycling of a covered device, unless a financial incentive (e.g. coupon, rebate or other) of equal or greater value is provided to the consumer. Also, any retailer that collects covered devices shall recycle those devices in a manner that is in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and ordinances, and may not export the devices for disposal in a manner that poses a significant risk to the public health or the environment. Retailers may not transfer those devices to an electronics recycling facility unless the facility has achieved either R2 or eSteward certification.
RIRetailer RequirementsA) A retailer may not sell or offer for sale any covered electronic product in or for delivery into this state unless: 1. The covered electronic product is labeled with a brand and the label is permanently affixed and readily visible; 2. The brand is included on the list posted by the Office of Waste Management 3. The list posted by the Office of Waste Management specifies that the manufacturer is in compliance with the requirements of R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-24.10 and the regulations. All manufacturers will be considered in compliance with the requirements of R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-24.10 and the regulations until the Department publishes the first listing. B) Information Provided by Retailer at Time of Sale. A retailer shall provide the consumer at the time of the sale of the covered electronic product information that provides details about where and how a consumer can recycle covered electronic products in Rhode Island. Information shall also be made available in printable form for Internet sales. C) A retailer who sells or offers for sale a new covered electronic product must, before the initial offer for sale, review the Department's website to determine that all new covered electronic products that the retailer is offering for sale are labeled with the manufacturer's brands that are registered with the Department. D) A retailer is not responsible for an unlawful sale under this subdivision if the manufacturer's registration expired or was revoked and the retailer took possession of the covered electronic product prior to the expiration or revocation of the manufacturer's registration and the unlawful sale occurred within three months after the expiration or revocation.
SCRetailer RequirementsA retailer only may sell or offer to sell a covered computer or television device that bears a manufacturer label. A retailer only may sell or offer to sell a covered computer or television device that is manufactured by a manufacturer that offers a recovery program. The recovery program must be provided at no cost and be as convenient to the consumer as the purchase of the covered device. Recovery programs may consist of mail-back systems, collection sites, collection events or some combination of the three.
TXRetailer 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.
VARetailer RequirementsA person who is a retailer of computer equipment may not sell or offer to sell new computer equipment in the Commonwealth unless the equipment is labeled with the manufacturer's label and the manufacturer has a recovery plan that complies with the provisions of this article and is accessible on the manufacturer's website. A retailer who is not a manufacturer is not required to collect computer equipment for recycling or reuse under this article.
VTRetailer RequirementsRetailers shall not offer covered electronic devices for sale unless the products are labeled and registered. A retailer who sells new covered electronic devices shall provide information to customers describing where and how they may recycle electronic waste and advising them of opportunities and locations for the convenient collection of electronic waste for the purpose of recycling.
WARetailer RequirementsA retailer who sells new covered electronic products shall provide information to consumers describing where and how to recycle covered electronic products and opportunities and locations for the convenient collection or return of the products. This requirement can be fulfilled by providing the department's toll-free telephone number and web site. Remote sellers may include the information in a visible location on their web site as fulfillment of this requirement.
WIRetailer RequirementsRetailers of covered devices may only sell brands registered with E-Cycle Wisconsin. Retailers must also provide customers information about electronics recycling and disposal bans wherever devices are sold. Retailers may choose to register as collectors or recyclers under E-Cycle Wisconsin. Retailer requirements are explained in the E-Cycle Wisconsin retailer toolkit: https://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/wa/wa1595.pdf
WVRetailer RequirementsAll retailers within West Virginia must report to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection any brand of CED that is in non compliance of the WV CED Registration.  Please check the Manufacturer Compliance List located on the website.  If a brand is not listed or in noncompliance please report information to the WV CED Takeback/Recycling Program. 


This data was compiled using the Compliance Calendar database. For more robust reporting capabilities or to obtain this information in Excel format, please visit eCyclingCompliance.org