Television Manufacturers Information

*Manufacturers also selling computers (including tablet computers) must also register as computer manufacturers.*

List of Registered TV Manufacturers and Their Compliance Status

  1. Registration and Fee Required - Due June 30

    Registration can be done through the eCycleRegistration System  (preferred method) or the Registration Form.

    Each television manufacturer, before selling or offering for sale televisions in the State, shall register with NCDEQ and, at the time of registration, shall pay an initial registration fee of $2,500 to the department. An initial registration shall be valid from the day of registration through the last day of the fiscal year in which the registration fee was paid. Once a manufacturer has submitted a registration form it need not resubmit the form unless it is reporting a change in its status or contact information and only the part being changed need be filled out. A television manufacturer that has registered shall pay an annual renewal registration fee of $2,500 to NCDEQ. The annual renewal registration fee shall be paid to NCDEQ each fiscal year no later than June 30 of the previous fiscal year. Television manufacturers that sells 1,000 televisions or fewer per year globally is exempt from the requirement to pay the registration fee and the annual renewal fee. Submitted payments to:

NCDEQ Division of Waste Management - Solid Waste Section
Electronics Management Program
1646 Mail Service Center or call (919) 707-8236
  1. Manufacturer Label Required
    A television manufacturer shall not sell or offer to sell any television in this state unless a visible, permanent label clearly identifying the manufacturer of that device is affixed to the equipment.

  2. Recycling of Market Share Required
    A television manufacturer must annually recycle or arrange for the recycling of its market share of televisions. Market share will be determined by NCDEQ use of nationally available sales data. Calculation of the market share recycling achievement will be determined by a method implemented by NCDEQ.
    Method for Calculating Achievement of Market Share Recycling by TV Manufacturers Raleigh, NC 27699-1646
    Attn: Mary Johnson 

  3. Due Diligence and Compliance Assessments
    A television manufacturer shall conduct and document due diligence assessments of the recyclers the manufacturer contracts with, including an assessment of compliance with environmentally sound recovery standards adopted by NCDEQ. Note: no standards have been adopted to date by NCDEQ; manufacturers should use their own documented standards until such time as NCDEQ adopts its own standards.

  4. Contact Information Required
    A television manufacturer shall provide the NCDEQ with contact information for the manufacturer's designated agent or employee whom NCDEQ may contact for information related to the manufacturer's compliance with the requirements of this section. Contact information is required at the time of registration and annual renewal. Please contact NCDEQ if there are changes during the year.

  5. Joint Television Recycling Plans
    A television manufacturer may fulfill its requirements either individually or in participation with other television manufacturers.

  6. Annual Report (click to get the report form) - Due October 1
    A television manufacturer shall report to DEQ by Oct. 1 of each year on the total weight of televisions the manufacturer collected and recycled in the state during the previous fiscal year. Television manufacturer recycling reports should be submitted to: or

    NCDEQ Division of Waste Management - Solid Waste Section
    Electronics Management Program
    1646 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1646 or call (336) 776-9673

    Requirements for television equipment manufacturers can be found online at: N.C. General Statute 130A-309.135

Questions about the North Carolina electronics recycling program and requirements contact: John Patrone at: or (336) 776-9673 or Mary Johnson at: or (919) 707-8236.