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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 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, small businesses, public schools, and charter schools in Indiana) toward their recycling obligation.
Please review the Indiana E-Cycle Manufacturers Fact Sheet (available on the IDEM Fact Sheets page) for detailed information about manufacturers’ responsibilities under the Indiana E-Waste Law.
The obligation for pounds of CEDs that must be collected and recycled each year is based on the amount (in pounds) of VDDs sold to Indiana households during the previous program year.
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 E-Cycle to fulfill their recycling obligation. 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 Program Support at (800) 988-7901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A manufacturer must submit a registration to IDEM no later than 20 days after the date the manufacturer begins to sell, or offer for sale, video display devices (VDDs) to Indiana households. 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. Manufacturers will have the option to complete a new online reporting form, as opposed to submitting paper forms, for 2017.
Manufacturers subject to the requirements of the Indiana E-Waste Law must register annually and will have the option to complete a new online reporting form, as opposed to submitting paper forms. This new online report will be due by March 1, 2017. By switching to this new online reporting format, participants will have the opportunity to register for the current year and submit the annual report for the previous calendar year at the same time. In addition, the new online reporting system will carry data over from year-to-year, auto-populate numerical fields, and allow participants to save an incomplete report and return to it later. Manufacturers can access this online report from IDEM’s Re-TRAC portal. The Manufacturer Reporting Guidance [PDF] provides an overview and step-by-step instructions on how to complete the online reports.
If you choose to renew your registration for 2017 using the current paper format, the Indiana E-Cycle Manufacturer Registration form is due by January 1, 2017.
Manufacturer annual reports are due each year for the previous program year. This annual report is included with the new online registration and reporting system and is due March 1, 2017, as discussed above. However, if you choose to complete the annual report for 2016 using the current paper format, the form is due by June 1, 2017.
Manufacturers that fail to meet their 60% by weight recycling obligation are subject to a variable recycling fee per pound of shortfall.