A “covered electronic device” (CED) is an electronic device that is covered by the Electronic Waste Recycling Act. The purchaser of a CED pays a fee at the time of purchase, which is used to pay collectors and recyclers of CEDs that are no longer wanted. The law defines a CED as a “a video display device containing a screen greater than 4 inches, measured diagonally, that is identified in the regulations adopted by” DTSC. Any video display device with a screen greater than four inches in size that fits into one of the following categories is a CED:

  1. Cathode ray tube containing devices (CRT devices)
  2. Cathode ray tubes (CRTs)
  3. Computer monitors containing cathode ray tubes
  4. Laptop computers with liquid crystal display (LCD)
  5. LCD containing desktop monitors
  6. Televisions containing cathode ray tubes
  7. Televisions containing liquid crystal display (LCD) screens
  8. Plasma televisions
  9. Portable DVD players with LCD screens