Why am I charged an electronic waste recycling fee?


We are required by California law to charge an electronic waste recycling fee on certain products when shipped to a California address. This fee, which is transferred back to the State of California, is charged on products that have a monitor screen, such as CRTs, LCDs, televisions and laptop computers.


Screen Size

Fee Effective


Less than 4" none
4" to 15" $5.00
15" to 35" $6.00
35" and up $7.00

If you return an item for which you were charged an electronic waste recycling fee, the amount of the recycling fee will be refunded. 

For more information, call the Board of Equalization at 1-800-400-7115 and select the option for “Special Taxes and Fees” or visit them here.


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