The Office of Administrative Law approved an adjustment to the covered electronic waste (CEW) recycling fee for covered electronic devices (CED) on October 8, 2019. When a California consumer buys a CED – generally, any video display device with a screen larger than four inches – from a retailer, a CEW recycling fee is assessed. These fees fund the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)’s CEW Recycling Program.

The fee adjustments will take effect on January 1, 2020 and will be codified at California Code of Regulations title 14, section 18660.40.

To find out more about these fee adjustments, visit our EHS Law Insights blog.