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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

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Recycle Indiana > Electronic Waste > Indiana E-Cycle Indiana E-Cycle

Effective July 1, 2009, the Indiana General Assembly enacted the Indiana Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Law (Indiana Code 13-20.5), which established Indiana E-Cycle. The purpose of the program is to reduce the amount of electronic waste being sent to Indiana landfills and to ensure that hazardous substances found in electronic waste are being managed in an appropriate and environmentally responsible manner.

The program holds manufacturers of video display devices (VDDs) (televisions, computer monitors, laptops, netbooks, notebooks, tablet computers, and e-readers) responsible for collecting and recycling covered electronic devices from households, public schools, charter schools, and small businesses in Indiana equal to at least 60% by weight of the VDDs they manufacture and sell to Indiana households. Manufacturers are able to work with any collectors and recyclers that are registered with Indiana E-Cycle to meet their recycling obligation.

Indiana E-Cycle includes requirements for manufacturers and retailers of video display devices, as well as for e-waste collectors and recyclers. Indiana households, public schools, and small businesses also have a role in the program and are subject to the disposal prohibition. Please visit the “Participants” section below for links to pages with more information about the specific responsibilities of each stakeholder group.

Program Updates & Reminders

The Indiana E-Cycle Program recently modernized and streamlined the registration and reporting process. Beginning January 1, 2017, collectors, recyclers, and manufacturers will have the option to complete a new online reporting form, as opposed to submitting paper forms.

Collector/Recycler Information:

Currently, Indiana E-Cycle collectors and recyclers must submit a registration by November 1 and an annual report by April 1. Beginning in 2017, each collector and recycler may choose to complete only one report online that will be due by March 1. The report will cover the previous calendar year ending on December 31 and will serve as both the registration for the current year and the annual report for the previous calendar year. Additional information and instructions will be sent out prior to the launching of this new online reporting format.

Collectors and recyclers will still have the option to complete the paper forms. In this case, collector and recycler registrations for 2017 (Program Year 8) are still due by November 1, 2016, with the annual report due by April 1, 2017. The reporting forms are available on the IDEM Forms page.

Manufacturer Information:

Indiana E-Cycle manufacturers must currently submit a registration by January 1 and an annual report by June 1. Beginning in 2017, manufacturers will have the option to complete only one report online that will be due by March 1. The report will cover the previous calendar year ending on December 31 and will serve as both the registration for the current year and the annual report for the previous calendar year. Additional information and instructions will be sent out prior to the launching of this new online reporting format.

Indiana E-Cycle manufacturers will still have the option to complete the previously required registration form. In this case, manufacturer registrations for 2017 (Program Year 8) are still due by January 1, 2017, with the annual report due by June 1, 2017. The reporting forms are available on the IDEM Forms page.

If you have questions regarding the new Indiana E-Cycle process, contact the Office of Program Support at (800) 988-7901 or email e-cycle@idem.in.gov.

Program Results

Reports on the implementation of the Indiana E-Waste Law and summary results from the first six years of Indiana E-Cycle are available on the Indiana E-Cycle Results page.

Participants

  • Manufacturers:
  • Collectors:
  • Recyclers:
  • Retailers:
    • Retailers that sell video display devices (VDDs) (televisions, computer monitors, laptops, netbooks, notebooks, tablet computers, and e-readers) to Indiana households can only sell registered VDD brands to their customers. Additional information on retailer requirements under the Indiana E-Waste Law, including a retailer toolkit to assist with compliance, is available on the Indiana E-Cycle Retailers page.
  • Households, Small Businesses, and Public Schools:
    • The following items are prohibited from being discarded by Indiana households, small businesses, and public (including charter) schools with municipal waste that is intended for disposal at a landfill or any waste that is intended for disposal by burning or incineration:
      • Televisions
      • Computer monitors
      • Computers (including desktops, laptops, and tablets)
      • E-readers
      • Fax machines
      • Peripherals (including keyboards, mice, external hard drives, printers, all-in-one printer/scanner/copiers, projectors, and any other devices that are sold exclusively for external use with a computer and provide input into or output from a computer)
      • DVD players (including gaming systems that are able to play DVDs)
      • Digital photo frames
      • Digital media players
      • iPods/MP3 players
      • Camcorders/cameras
      • DVR/TiVo devices (including cable boxes and satellite boxes, but not satellite dishes)
      • Portable GPS navigation systems
    • The List of Indiana Registered E-Waste Collectors by County [PDF] provides information and locations to drop-off your e-waste for recycling.

Outreach Materials

Free Indiana E-Cycle outreach materials.

Questions/Concerns

If you have questions regarding Indiana E-Cycle, contact the Office of Program Support at (800) 988-7901 or email e-cycle@idem.in.gov.

Note: No electronics are accepted at IDEM.

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