Electronic Waste Recycling (eWaste) Fee - CED Recycling

Frequently Asked Questions: CED Recycling

  1. When consumers wish to get rid of CEDs, will they need to show proof they paid the eWaste fee to dispose of their items for free?
  2. The language of the eWaste law states that consumers must be provided with "cost free opportunities" to dispose their computer monitors and TVs. Does this mean that some collections will be free, while other disposals will be subject to a fee, as long as there are opportunities for free collection?
  3. What if I am charged an electronic waste fee for a device that is not considered a CED?
  4. I have additional questions regarding CED Recycling. Where can you direct me?

  1. When consumers wish to get rid of CEDs, will they need to show proof they paid the eWaste fee to dispose of their items for free?

    No. The disposal of a CED is a separate transaction from the purchase of a CED. The disposal facility may or may not charge the consumer a fee to dispose a CED, but either way, it will not be dependent upon a consumer having first paid an Electronic Waste Recycling Fee at the time they purchased the CED.

  2. The language of the eWaste law states that consumers must be provided with "cost free opportunities" to dispose their computer monitors and TVs. Does this mean that some collections will be free, while other disposals will be subject to a fee, as long as there are opportunities for free collection?

    The Board of Equalization does not administer this portion of the law. Please contact the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) with your inquiry. They are responsible for administering the recycling programs. Contact information for the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is listed below.

    Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
    1001 I Street
    P.O. Box 4025
    Sacramento, CA 95812-4025
    916-341-6000

  3. What if I am charged an electronic waste fee for a device that is not considered a CED?

    If you believe you were charged an Electronic Waste Recycling Fee on a device that is not considered a covered electronic device, you may e-mail us or call us at 800-400-7115.

  4. I have additional questions regarding CED Recycling. Where can you direct me?

    Special Taxes and Fees, MIC:88
    P.O. Box 942879
    Sacramento, CA 94279-0088

    800-400-7115 toll-free phone
    916-341-6951 fax

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