Section 302 & 303
As per the CDRA, no retailer or Internet seller may sell a new covered device in Pennsylvania unless the brand is registered with the department. The department will post and maintain on its website a list (see below for links) of brands that are currently registered and brands that are not registered. A retailer may continue to sell a brand of covered devices that is no longer registered so long as the department listed it as a registered brand on the day the retailer ordered the devices. A retailer may also sell covered peripherals from a manufacturer if that manufacturer does not make laptop computers, desktop computers or televisions.
Retailers of covered devices are required to notify customers of how and where they can recycle their covered devices. The notification can come in any one or more of the following forms:
- Posting the information regarding how and where customers can recycle their covered device
- Posting and providing the Department's toll-free recycling hotline telephone number (800-346-4242)
- Providing the Department's electronics recycling Internet website
- Providing retailer developed information
Any retailer that collects covered devices shall recycle those devices in a manner that is in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and ordinances, and may not export the devices for disposal in a manner that poses a significant risk to the public health or the environment. Retailers may not transfer those devices to an electronics recycling facility unless the facility has achieved and maintained one of the following certifications:
If the recycling facility is located in Pennsylvania, the facility must also have obtained permit #WMGR081 from the department.