Welcome to the National Electronics Recycling Infrastructure Clearinghouse (NERIC)! The NERIC initiative is a jointly funded project of the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
New NERIC Information
2009 Per Capita Collection Index Announced
This index measures collection amounts of used electronic equipment such as computers, televisions and monitors. A rising per capita index indicates an increase in the collection of e-waste across the programs included in the index and suggests a similar trend nation-wide. The 2009 PCCI value was 8% higher than in 2008. For more information, see the PCCI page.
Manufacturer E-Waste Compliance Costs Updated (March 2009)
The NCER has updated its estimate of state-by-state compliance costs for e-waste mandates for calendar year 2010. With 18 states and New York City having enacted mandates as of March, 2009 total compliance costs for the electronics manufacturing industry now approach $100 million per year. Details of this study are available here.
NERIC Compliance Calendar (March 2009)
In order to provide information to manufacturers and retailers about complying with the patchwork of state recycling requirements, NERIC has developed a Compliance Calendar that lists key tasks for each state with legislated electronics recycling programs. The calendar lists key tasks, timeframes, and links to each respective task's web page and can be export to Excel or directly into your calendar. The Compliance Calendar is available on the compliance calendar page.
State E-Waste Registration Fees (Feb 2009)
The majority of states enacting mandatory electronics recycling programs have included some type of registration fee assessed to manufacturers to help pay for state program administrative costs. While 2 states - Maryland and West Virginia - also use proceeds from these fees as grant funding for local government e-waste operational and promotional activities, all other states use registration fee proceeds to help pay for state program staff, program outreach and enforcement. A summary and table of these fees enacted to date was developed under the NERIC project on February 5, 2009.
Summary of Maine Program in 2008
A summary of Maine's data for calendar year 2008 is now available. More than 5 million lbs. of televisions, monitors and laptops were collected and recycled through the Maine program in 2008. This summary includes the weight and number of units collected and a summary of products by brand status (e.g., claimed, unclaimed, orphan, etc.).
Summary of Recent EU Studies on WEEE Directive and Minnesota Due Diligence
Through the NERIC project, the NCER developed two reports in 2007 with key information for electronics recycling stakeholders. The first summarizes the main points of two recent studies of the European Union's WEEE Directive. The second is a background document and checklist for performing a due diligence on registered recyclers participating in the Minnesota law program. Follow the links for a brief description and to download the reports.
Documentation Forms for Minnesota Program - (November 2007)
The NCER has updated the collector and recycler documentation forms that can be used to verify pounds collected and recycled under the new Minnesota electronics recycling law.
Implementation of State Electronics Recycling Programs
NERIC has compiled the latest statistics on the progress of state electronics recycling programs in California, Maine, Maryland and Washington. This resource page includes details on funding, administration, and recycling results.
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