Electronic Waste Recycling (Ewaste) Fee

Manufacturer's Notification Letter & Manufacturer's Report

Manufacturer's Notification Letter
On or before April 1st of each year, manufacturers are required to send a notice to any retailer that sells covered electronic devices (CEDs) manufactured by the manufacturer on or before December 31 of the prior year. The notice shall identify the electronic devices that are CEDs subject to the eWaste fee.

The manufacturer is also required to send:

  1. A copy of every notice sent to all retailers; or,
  2. A sample of the notice plus a list of the retailers to whom the notice was sent;

to the BOE at the email or mailing address shown below. It is preferred that these notices be sent to the BOE electronically.


Board of Equalization
Special Taxes and Fees
Registration and Licensing Section MIC: 88
Attn: Principal Compliance Supervisor
P.O. Box 942879
Sacramento, CA 94279-0088

Manufacturer's Report
In addition to the required notification letter, a manufacturer's report is required to be filed with CalRecycle. This report is due on or before July 1st of each year.

For more information on the manufacturers notification letter requirements and the manufacturer's report, please see the CalRecycle website at: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/Act2003/Manufacturer/
or publication Guidance for Manufacturer Reporting for the Electronic Waste Recycling Act at: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Publications/Electronics/45007002.pdf