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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Recycle Indiana

Recycle Indiana > E-waste > Indiana E-Cycle > Indiana E-Cycle: Collectors Collectors

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

Collectors can include local units of government, solid waste management districts, curbside collection programs, manufacturer mail back programs, and any other collection program (in Indiana or elsewhere) in which covered electronic devices (CEDs) are collected from covered entities (households, small businesses, public schools, and charter schools in Indiana). Manufacturers receive incentives for utilizing recycling facilities located in Indiana (10% incentive) and for collecting CEDs in non-metropolitan counties in Indiana (50% incentive).

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

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


Collector registrations are due annually by November 1.

Compliance with E-Waste Management Law

Collectors 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 collector is exempt from registration requirements.


Collector annual reports are due by April 1 each year.

  • Indiana E-Cycle Collector Annual Report - State Form 54481 (available on the IDEM Forms page under Office of Program Support, in the Indiana E-Cycle section).

Additional Resources


  • Collector: a public or private entity that:
    1. receives CEDs from covered entities and arranges for the delivery of the CEDs to a recycler; or,
    2. collects CEDs directly from covered entities, including curbside collection.
  • 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).
  • 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.