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Covered Device Recycling Act

Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA), Act 108 of 2010 - An Act establishing a recycling program for certain covered devices; imposing duties on manufacturers and retailers of certain covered devices; providing for the powers and duties of the Department of Environmental Protection and for enforcement; establishing the Electronic Materials Recycling Account in the General Fund; and prescribing penalties.

"Covered device." A covered computer device and covered television device marketed and intended for use by a consumer.

  • Covered computer device - A desktop or notebook computer or computer monitor or peripheral, marketed and intended for use by a consumer.
  • Covered television device - An electronic device that contains a tuner that locks on to a selected carrier frequency and is capable of receiving and displaying television or video programming via broadcast, cable or satellite, including, without limitation, any direct view or projection television with a viewable screen of four inches or larger whose display technology is based on cathode ray tube, plasma, liquid crystal, digital light processing, liquid crystal on silicon, silicon crystal reflective display, light emitting diode or similar technology marketed and intended for use by a consumer primarily for personal purposes.
  • Peripheral - A keyboard, printer or any other device sold exclusively for external use with a computer that provides input into or output from the computer.

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Manufacturer responsibilities under the CDRA

DEP Central Office Contacts

Division of Waste Minimization and Planning
Bureau of Waste Management
PA Department of Environmental Protection
14th Floor Rachel Carson State Office Building
PO Box 8472
Harrisburg PA 17105-8472
717-787-7382 Larry Holley-- Division Chief, Waste Minimization and Planning
Jeffrey Bednar --Chief, Waste Reduction and Resource Management Section

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