AB 1535 (Huffman, 2007-08) E-Waste Recycling Act Expansion

Expands the 2003 SB 20 E-waste Recycling ARF law to include Personal Computers.

Position and Status. 
CAW Supports. AB 1535 was put on hold in the Appropriations Committee on May 31, 2007. The bill previously passed out of the Asm. Committee on Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials on Apr 24 with a 5-2 vote.

In 2003, the legislature adopted SB 20 (Sher), the E-waste Recycling Act, which established a $6-10 advanced recycling fee on all Covered Electronic Devices (CEDs). Under current CED definition, only CRT-containing devices, including computers monitors, LCD televisions and monitors, plasma TVs, and laptop computers are covered. AB 1535 will extend this law to include all personal computers that contain Computer Processing Units (CPUs), which consumers will pay a $6 recycling fee.

CAW Staff Contact.
Mark Murray (916) 443-5422

Current Actions.
No current actions at this time.

Assembly Member Jared Huffman
State Capitol, P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 95814

Californians Against Waste (Sponsor)
Electronic Recyclers
Goodwill of Southern California
League of California Cities
Organization for Strategic Studies, Inc.
Sierra Club
Sonoma County Waste Management Agency
Sony Electronics
StopWaste.Org (Alameda Co. Waste Management Authority)
Waste Management


American Electronics Association
CA Chamber of Commerce
CA Retailers Association
Coalition of Independent Recyclers
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Current Language, Analyses and votes.