Washington State Law Requires Electronics Manufacturers to Register
of televisions, computers, and computer monitors must register annually
by Jan. 1, 2008, with the Department of Ecology (Ecology) to continue
selling these products in Washington state.
Retailers of these products are required by an electronics recycling
law law to sell only registered brands of these products. To see a list
of registered brands as well as brands that are in violation of state
law, go to https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/epr.
If an unregistered manufacturer continues to sell its products after
the Jan. 1 deadline, it may be subject to fines of up to $1,000 for the
Beginning Jan. 1, 2009, a statewide program for the collection,
transportation and recycling of computers, monitors, and TVs will be
available free-of-charge to consumers. Ecology is working with
manufacturers to keep the estimated 1.1 million computers and TVs that
will be disposed in 2009 out of our landfills.
Manufacturers must register, so they participate in Washington's
program and will be responsible for recycling their brand products at