[Archives] Covered Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Payment Rates

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On June 7, 2023, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved regulations governing the covered electronic waste (CEW) recovery and recycling payment rates that were approved by CalRecycle Director Rachel Machi Wagoner on May 18, 2023. The regulations go into effect July 1, 2023.


These regulations are necessary to maintain CalRecycle’s responsibilities under the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, as amended.

Every year, CalRecycle is authorized and required by statute to consider the adequacy of the CEW recovery and recycling payment rates. The rates established by CalRecycle must be sufficient to cover the average net costs of compliantly collecting and recycling CEW. The regulations increase the following rates:

  • Standard Statewide Recovery Payment Rate for all CEW from $0.33 per pound to $0.35 per pound
  • Standard Statewide Combined Recovery and Recycling Payment Rate for cathode ray tube (CRT) CEW from $0.85 per pound to $0.98 per pound
  • Non-CRT CEW from $1.03 per pound to $1.10 per pound

Affected Regulatory Code Sections

California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 7, Chapter 8.2, Sections 18660.24, 18660.25, 18660.33, and 18660.34.

Current Status and Documents

OAL approved the regulations governing the CEW recovery and recycling payment rates on June 7, 2023.

The CEW Recycling Program’s current regulations, statutes, and historical documents can be found on the CEW Recycling Program page.

Interested Party Input

Interested parties had the opportunity to provide input in response to listserv notices as well as during the April 13, 2023, workshop and the May 16, 2023, monthly meeting.


For more information on the Covered Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Payment Rates rulemaking, please contact Csilla Richmond at regulations@calrecycle.ca.gov.

For more information regarding the E-Waste Program, please visit the Electronic Waste Management Homepage. Subscribe to the E-Waste Listserv to receive emails regarding this program.

For more information contact: Legislative and External Affairs Office, lex.office@calrecycle.ca.gov