Overview of Legislation

Under Maine’s household television and computer recycling law, consumer in Maine can return their unwanted covered devices to their local municipality. Manufacturers are responsible for the costs associated with the proper recycling of the returned products returned to the municipalities.

We encourage all of our customers to recycle their used electronics. All waste computer monitors, portable computers, digital picture frames, televisions, portable DVD players, desktop printers, and video game consoles generated by households in Maine must be recycled. Please contact your local municipality for information about how and where to recycle your e-waste in your area. For more information about Maine’s electronic waste law, please visit the Maine Department of Environmental Protection website at www.maine.gov/dep/rwm/ewaste/index.htm.

Legislated Products

The following devices are covered under the Maine law and eligible for free recycling:

  • Computer monitors (CRT and flat panel)
  • Notebook computers
  • Televisions
  • Desktop printers
  • Video game consoles
  • Portable DVD players
  • Digital picture frames