Electronic Waste Compliance and Enforcement: Emerging Trends

Managing Hazardous E-Waste to Meet Federal and State Law Requirements

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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This CLE course will provide environmental counsel with current awareness of the recent enforcement trends related to electronic waste (e-waste). The panel will review the requirements under federal and state environmental laws for proper disposal, reuse and export of e-waste.


Whether cell and smart phones, televisions, computer monitors, printers, or related wiring, the volume of electronic waste (e-waste) generated by consumers has skyrocketed in recent years. These items often contain hazardous materials, such as mercury and lead, and must be managed in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

As a result, state and federal agencies have intensified their enforcement of e-waste requirements. Target Corp. settled an e-waste enforcement suit, paying $22.5 million in penalties in 2011. In Jan. 2013, a Colorado jury found a recycling company and its executives guilty of illegally exporting e-waste.

Environmental counsel to companies impacted by the disposal of e-waste must understand the waste management and notification requirements to ensure proper handling and transport of e-waste in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.

Listen as our panel of environmental attorneys examines the recent enforcement trends related to e-waste and discusses disposal, reuse and export of e-waste in compliance with federal and state environmental laws.



  1. Recent enforcement trends
  2. Federal and state law requirements
    1. Disposal
    2. Reuse/recycle
    3. Export
  3. Best practices for e-waste compliance


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the recent government enforcement priorities and trends related to e-waste?
  • What are the export requirements that counsel must understand in advising a company or client of its obligations in disposing of e-waste?
  • What best practices should counsel follow to ensure proper compliance with both federal and state law requirements for disposal of e-waste?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Peggy Otum
Peggy Otum

Arnold & Porter

Her practice focuses on complex environmental litigation and regulatory compliance counseling, with particular focus...  |  Read More

Tricia Foley
Tricia Foley

Day Pitney

She focuses on business and regulatory aspects of environmental law, and is experienced in green and sustainable...  |  Read More

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