Recyclers wishing to work with manufacturers as part of their collection and recycling network must register with Indiana E-Cycle.

The term recycler includes any recycling program (in Indiana or elsewhere) in which covered electronic devices (CEDs) are recycled from covered entities (households, small businesses, public schools, and charter schools). Manufacturers receive incentives for utilizing recycling facilities located in Indiana (10% incentive) and for collecting CEDs in non-metropolitan counties in the Indiana (50% incentive).

Please review the Indiana E-Cycle Recycler Fact Sheet (available on the IDEM Fact Sheets page) for detailed information about the role of recyclers in Indiana E-Cycle.

Recyclers operate on a calendar year (January 1 - December 31) program year.

Compliance with E-Waste Management Law

Recyclers must verify that they are in compliance with Indiana’s Electronic Waste Management Law (329 IAC 16 [PDF]). Compliance with the law includes registration as an electronic waste storage and processing facility or demonstration that the recycler is exempt from registration requirements.

Online Registration And Reporting System

Recyclers that elect to participate in Program Year 8 (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017) 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. Recyclers can access this online report from IDEM’s Re-TRAC portal. The Recycler Reporting Guidance [PDF] provides an overview and step-by-step instructions on how to complete the online reports.

Paper Registration Format

If you choose to renew your registration for 2017 using the current paper format, the Indiana E-Cycle Recycler Registration form is due by November 1, 2016.

  • Indiana E-Cycle Recycler Registration - State Form 54139 (available on the IDEM Forms page under Office of Program Support, in the Indiana E-Cycle section)

Recycler 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 April 1, 2017.

  • Indiana E-Cycle Recycler Annual Report - State Form 54482 (available on the IDEM Forms page under Office of Program Support, in the Indiana E-Cycle section)

Additional Resources


  • Covered Electronic Device (CED): a computer, fax machine, DVD player (including gaming systems that can play DVDs), video cassette recorder, digital photo frame, digital media player, MP3 player, camcorder, camera, DVR, portable GPS navigation system, video display device, or peripheral (including keyboards, mice, external hard drives, and printers) that is sold to a covered entity by means of retailer, wholesale or electronic commerce. An all-in-one printer/scanner/copier or a projector can be considered a peripheral if the item is designed exclusively for external use with a computer.
  • Covered Entity: a household, a public school, or a small business (a business that is independently owned and operated with no more than one hundred employees and average annual gross receipts of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) or less)
  • Recycler: an individual or public or private entity that accepts CEDs from covered entities and collectors for the purpose of recycling.
    1. The term recycler can include those recyclers that accept CEDs for recycling as well as refurbishment and/or repair. However, the pounds of CEDs refurbished or repaired cannot be counted towards a manufacturer’s recycling goal and are not required to be reported in the recycler’s annual report.
    2. The term does not include a manufacturer that only accepts products for refurbishment or repair.
  • Video Display Device (VDD): a television or computer monitor, including a laptop computer, netbook, notebook, tablet computer, or e-reader, that contains a cathode ray tube or flat panel screen with a screen size that is greater than four (4) inches measured diagonally and is marketed by a manufacturer for use by covered entities.