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Primary State Environmental Agency: Department of Environmental Management

Indiana E-Waste Laws

  • Name of Law: HB. 1589: Indiana Electronic Waste Program
  • Legislative Summary: In the initial program year, the manufacturers must recycle at least 60% of the total weight of video display devices sold to households during the preceding year. In the second program year and every program year thereafter they must recycle at least 80% of the total weight of these video display devices sold to households during the preceding year. After the first two years, manufacturers who fail to meet those goals will pay an additional recycling fee for every pound they fall short of their goal. The bill also requires that manufacturers of video display devices as well as collectors and recyclers to register with Indiana Department of Environmental Management (Department). The bill also has an e-waste disposal ban. Source: Campaign for Recycling.
  • Applicable to Businesses: Yes
  • Covered Devices: TVs, computers, laptops, keyboards, printers, fax machines, DVD players, and video cassette recorders.

E-Waste Information Pages

Contact Information

More Information

  • The Electronics Takeback Coalition. This site will show you which states have e-waste recycling programs and laws and has links to them all. For real e-waste policy wonks, they also have a great summary of which states collect the most e-waste in pounds per capita.
  • National Electronics Recycling Infrastructure Clearinghouse. The National Electronics Recycling Infrastructure Clearinghouse (NERIC) was begun in early 2006 to conduct research and education on electronics recycling systems.
  • Plug-In To eCycling with US EPA is a partnership between EPA and consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, and service providers that offers you more opportunities to donate or recycle - to "eCycle" - your used electronics.
  • Donating Old Computers and Electronic Products
  • U.S. EPA CRT Rule (Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Program; Cathode Ray Tubes, 40 CFR Parts 9, 260, 261, and 271).
  • Earth911 has an e-waste and recycling section.
  • Universal Waste Regulations
  • Sony Road to Zero. Sony, an EPA Plug-In To eCycling Partner, has teamed up with Waste Management, Inc. to offer their customers the opportunity to recycle their used Sony electronics for free. Other brands of TVs can also be recycled at selected Waste Management locations for a fee. To find a drop-off location, call 877-439-2795 or go to: Trade-in and Recycling Program.
  • National Recycling Coalition. With an easy to navigate hyperlinked map, this page provides links to state recycling resources. Many local communities have special collection/recycling days that are highlighted on their Web sites.

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