Electronics Purchase Information for Local and State Agencies

North Carolina General Statute 143B-1357 establishes that "no State agency, local political subdivision of the State, or other public body shall purchase computer equipment or televisions, as defined in G.S. 130A-309.131, or enter into a contract with any manufacturer that the State CIO determines is not in compliance with the requirements of G.S. 130A-309.134 or G.S. 130A-309.135 as determined from the list provided by the Department of Environmental Quality." The requirements for manufacturers include annual registration with the state, payment of annual registration fees, labeling provisions, submittal of recycling plans (for computer manufacturers only) and annual reporting.

NCDEQ maintains a list of registered television manufacturers and a list of registered computer equipment manufacturers and their compliance status. This list is changing frequently as manufacturers meet a set of deadlines set out in North Carolina General Statute 130A Article 9 Part 2H. Manufacturers listed are known to sell a covered device in North Carolina. Local and state agencies are encouraged to consult the posted list prior to purchasing computer equipment and televisions to ensure their own compliance with the requirements under the law.

If you have questions about the North Carolina electronics recycling program and requirements, please contact either John Patrone at john.patrone@ncdenr.gov or (336) 776-9673 or Mary Johnson at mary.johnson@ncdenr.gov or (919) 707-8236.