Am I a Transporter?A transporter is an entity that transports covered electronic products (CEPs) from collection sites or services to processors or other locations for the purpose of recycling through a recycling plan. “Transporter” does not include any entity or person that hauls his or her own unwanted electronic products.
What do transporters need to do?
In order to be eligible to receive compensation from a CEP recycling plan for transporting CEPs (televisions, computers, laptops, and monitors), transporters must register with Ecology. To be approved to transport CEPs for a plan, a transporter must:
In order to complete your registration with Ecology, you will need to obtain a Common Carrier number from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC). Click here for more information and to obtain a Common Carrier number.
When transporting CEPs for a plan, registered transporters must meet the following set of performance standards for their operation and handling of electronic products:
Entities who transport other types of recyclable materials must register with Ecology under the Solid Waste Management Reduction and Recycling law (RCW 70.95.400). This law is separate from the Electronic Product Recycling law. It defines a transporter of recyclable materials as “anyone who is paid to transport recyclable material from commercial or industrial sources over the public highways of this state, and who is required to have a common carrier’s permit from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission to operate.”
A transporter who transports CEPs for a recycling plan and also transports other recyclable materials can meet registration requirements for both laws by using the same registration form. Click here to learn more or to register as a transporter of recyclable materials.
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