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Manufacturers that sell Covered Electronic Equipment (CEE) in the District are required to register with the DOEE, pay a registration fee, submit a collection and recycling plan, and annually report on collection and recycling activities.

Legislative Updates
The Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Act of 2017 (B22-0244) simplifies the reporting requirements of CEE manufacturers. These manufacturers are no longer required to report data related to Covered Electronic Equipment (CEE) sales to the federal and District government. Previously, manufacturers were required to report sales to the federal and District government, but these sales were not included in the minimum collection target subject to shortfall fees.

   - Statute      - Regulations

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Manufacturer Guide and Factsheet

The following resources can assist manufacturers in understanding their registration and collection requirements.

Calendar year 2020 Registration Options

Manufacturers are required to register with DOEE by December 31, 2019.

De Minimis Worksheet

Manufacturers that sold fewer than 100 units of CEE in the District in calendar year 2018 must complete the De Minimis Worksheet.

De Minimis manufacturers do not need to complete a full registration form, pay a registration fee, or collect CEE.

Registration Forms

Manufacturers that sold 100 units or more of CEE in the District in calendar year 2018 have three registration options:

  • Individual
  • Partnership
  • Representative Organization
  1. Individual Manufacturers

Manufacturers that register as an Individual Manufacturer have collection requirements based on an average of 2016, 2017 & 2018 sales.

  1. Partnerships

Partnerships, as a collective, are responsible for meeting the sum of the minimum collection share of each individual manufacturer in the partnership. Each partnership should complete one Part 1 Form (partnership information) and each manufacturer in a partnership should complete one Part 2 Form (manufacturer information).

The Part 1 Form is only available via a downloadable form. Part 1 is not available via the eCycleRegistration System, as only one Part 1 Form per partnership needs to be completed. The Part 2 Form is available via ecycleregistration.org (preferred method) or downloadable form.

When completing the Part 2 Form, please ensure the minimum collection share information is reported to the organization that is completing the partnership information in the Part 1 Form. This information is required for completion of the Part 1 Form.

  1. Representative Organizations

A Representative Organization has a convenience requirement, instead of a collection requirement. This means Representative Organizations are responsible for establishing a convenient and equitable collection system for CEE, with at least one permanent publicly accessible collection site in each of the District’s eight wards. If no feasible permanent location exists in a ward, the representative organizations must hold quarterly collection events (lasting four hours) in the ward.

Each Representative Organization should complete one Part 1 Form (Representative Organization information) and each manufacturer in a Representative Organization should complete one Part 2 Form (manufacturer information). Both forms are only available via a downloadable form.

Possible Collection Event Locations

To assist manufacturers with their collection or convenience requirements, the Department has compiled a list of possible locations for one day collection events. Manufacturers may also identify their own locations. Interested manufacturers should contact the individual site point of contact.


DOEE will first assist manufacturers and retailers with achieving compliance through outreach and education. After the period of compliance assistance has ended, DOEE may issue fines to those who do not comply with the law.

Contact Us

Please email [email protected] with questions or to receive updates about eCYCLE DC.

Visit the eCYCLE DC Resource page for a complete list of resources and documents for the eCYCLE DC program.

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