Beginning January 1, 2005, an Electronic Waste Recycling Fee will be assessed on certain "covered electronic devices" sold in California. "Covered" means covered by the law, and includes most video display products such as computer monitors and televisions. The fee, ranging from $6 to $10 depending on screen size, will be collected at the time of retail sale, including Internet and catalog sales, to California consumers.
It is important to note that the Electronic Waste Recycling Fee is not a deposit, and that the covered products do not contain "redemption value", as do many beverage containers in California. Consumers are not entitled to reimbursement of the fee when covered products are recycled. Rather, the intent of the fee is to reduce, or eliminate, the costs associated with properly recycling this material when it becomes waste.
|Greater than 4 inches and less than 15 inches
|Equal to or greater than 15 inches and less than 35 inches
|35 inches and larger