Extended Producer Responsibility State Laws

as of January, 2014


 

This map includes extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws that require manufacturers to finance the costs of recycling or safe disposal of their products. It does not include other laws that contribute to the appropriate management of products, such as banning the sale or disposal of products containing toxic materials, requiring that consumers pay a deposit at time of purchase to be redeemed when they return the product or its container, requiring retailers to collect products, and calling for purchasing environmentally preferable product.

PSI will be updating this website biweekly during the legislative session.  We are currently researching additional existing EPR laws, including those related to rechargeable batteries and auto switches.  If you have any additions, questions, or concerns please contact Isaac Griffith-Onnen at isaac@productstewardship.us.

 

Arkansas

California*

Connecticut

Florida

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Automobile Switches: An Act Relative to Mercury Management (2006)*
    • This law requires automobile manufacturers to finance and operate collection efforts for mercury-added automobile switches. For other mercury-added products, manufacturers may choose between operating a collection service or operating a public education campaign in an effort to reach the product-specific capture rate. Failure to achieve the minimum capture rate will result in financial penalties to the manufacturer.

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin