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Manufacturers of video display devices (VDDs) (televisions, computer monitors, laptops, netbooks, notebooks, tablet computers, and e-readers that contain a cathode ray tube (CRT) or flat panel screen with a screen size that is greater than four (4) inches measured diagonally) are responsible for collecting and recycling or arranging for the collection and recycling of 60% by weight of the VDDs they manufacture and sell to Indiana households. Manufacturers are able to count the recycling of a variety of electronics (referred to as covered electronic devices [CEDs]) from covered entities (households, public schools, and small businesses in Indiana) toward their recycling goal.
Please review the Indiana Electronic Waste Program Manufacturers Fact Sheet (available on the IDEM Fact Sheets page) for detailed information about manufacturers’ responsibilities under the Indiana E-Waste Law.
The goal for pounds of CEDs collected and recycled is based on the amount (in pounds) of VDDs sold during the previous program year.
Effective July 1, 2012, the Indiana General Assembly has made changes to the Indiana e-waste program. The manufacturer program year and annual registration deadline have been revised as follows:
We are currently in Program Year 4, which began on January 1, 2013.
The law does not specify collection or recycling methods for manufacturers. Available options include:
Manufacturers receive an incentive for utilizing recycling facilities located in Indiana (10% incentive) and for collecting CEDs in non-metropolitan counties in Indiana (50% incentive).
Manufacturers can only utilize collectors and recyclers that are registered with Indiana’s e-waste program. This includes collectors and recyclers located outside of Indiana as well as manufacturer mail back programs.
If you have questions regarding a specific collector or recycler, please contact IDEM’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance at (800) 988-7901.
Manufacturers subject to the requirements of the Indiana E-Waste Law must register annually by January 1. A manufacturer that begins to sell, or offer for sale, video display devices to Indiana households must submit a registration to IDEM not later than twenty (20) days after the date the manufacturer begins to sell or offer for sale the VDDs. A manufacturer may not sell, offer for sale, or deliver to a retailer for subsequent sale, VDDs in Indiana if they have not registered with IDEM.
Manufacturer annual reports are due by June 1 each year.
Manufacturers not meeting the 60% by weight recycling goal will be subject to a variable recycling fee per pound of shortfall beginning in Program Year 4 (January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013).