NC Local and State Agency Purchase of Computer Equipment and Televisions
NC General Statute 130A Article 9 Part 2H, passed in the 2010 General Assembly Session, establishes a number of requirements on vendors of computer equipment and televisions with the general goal of fostering a statewide recycling infrastructure for these materials. The requirements include annual registration with the state, payment of annual registration fees, labeling provisions, submittal of recycling plans (for computer manufacturers only) and annual reporting.
NC General Statute 147-33.104A stipulates that no State agency, political subdivision of the State, or other public body purchase computer equipment or televisions or enter into a contract with any manufacturer that is not in compliance with the requirements of the legislation. NC DENR is required to provide information to the state Office of Information Technology Services (OITS), which shall in turn make the list available to political subdivisions of the State and other public bodies. A manufacturer not in compliance with its requirements is also responsible in its own right for not selling or offering for sale computer equipment or televisions to the State, a political subdivision of the State, or other public body.
NC DENR is maintaining the list of registered TV manufacturers and a list of registered computer equipment manufacturers, and their current compliancy status. This list is changing frequently as manufacturers meet a rolling set of deadlines set out in NC General Statute 130A Article 9 Part 2H. Manufacturers not listed on the site are not in compliance with the Session Law’s provisions. 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.
For more information contact:
Questions about the North Carolina electronics recycling program and requirements may be addressed to Shawn McKee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-707-8284 or you may also contact Ellen Lorscheider at email@example.com or 919-707-8245.
Additonal information on other topics such as the State Electronics Recycling Service Contract 926C, best management practices for electronics management, materials to assist local governments' recycling efforts, and the Recycling Markets Directory can be found through the Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service Recycling Information for Local Government Recycling Programs.