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.
A Notice of Final Rulemaking for the Electronics Stewardship Program was posted in the DC Register on November 6, 2020. These final amendments include an updated registration fee structure and fee amounts. These updated registration fees will be used for the calendar year 2021 program.
Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
Manufacturer Guide and Factsheet
The following resources can assist manufacturers in understanding their registration and collection requirements.
- Manufacturer Guide
- Definition of Covered Electronic Equipment
- Collection Target and Shortfall Fees
- Collection Requirements and Third-party Certification
- eCYCLE DC Program FAQ
- Representative Organization Registration Fee
Calendar year 2021 Registration Options
Manufacturers are required to register with DOEE by December 31, 2020.
De Minimis Worksheet
Manufacturers that sold fewer than 100 units of CEE in the District in calendar year 2019 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.
Manufacturers that sold 100 units or more of CEE in the District in calendar year 2019 have three registration options:
- Representative Organization
- Individual Manufacturers
Manufacturers that register as an Individual Manufacturer have collection requirements based on an average of 2017, 2018 & 2019 sales.
- Individual Manufacturer Registration: Available at ecycleregistration.org (preferred method) or download Individual Manufacturer Registration form.
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).
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.
- Download form: Partnership Part 1 (one form per partnership).
- Part 2 (each manufacturer in partnership should complete): Available at ecycleregistration.org (preferred method) or download form Partnership Part 2.
- 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.
- Download form: Representative Organization Part 1 (one form per Representative Organization).
- Download form: Representative Organization Part 2 (each manufacturer in partnership should complete).
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.
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.