If you are registered as a collector, you are required by law to submit an annual total weights collected report that you have collected directly from a residential source (due every January 31). You are also required to list on your registration, the name of the registered recycler you will be partnering with to send your residential ewaste to for processing.
It has been brought to our attention when a company that is registered as a collector only and partners with a company that is registered as a collector and recycler/refurbisher, the company that is registered as the collector and recycler/refurbisher is reporting the pounds they received from the collector under their total weights collected report. THIS IS INCORRECT.
Collectors and processors must not report weights collected from other collectors. If you are registered as a collector and recycler/refurbisher, you are only supposed to report the pounds that your company actually collected, not the pounds you received from a collector for processing.
This has created confusion in that the collector who does not report their total weights collected is considered non-compliant as this is a regulatory requirement. In addition if the collector reports their total weights collected and the company who processed the pounds also reports the pounds, causing duplicate counting.
One solution to this problem is to have the company that is registered as a collector only, request to be removed from the IEPA's Electronic Recycling Program, by sending an email to Michelle Bentley and then the collector, recycler/refurbisher can add the previous collector's address to the their list of collection locations.