Working for a secure and responsible American electronics recycling industry

The Coalition for American Electronics Recycling represents U.S. companies that believe electronics recycling should be performed securely and sustainably, for the benefit of the American economy. We are committed to growing an American industry with the capacity to manage the volume of e-waste generated within our borders, creating good jobs and expanded trade.


Our Coalition of independent businesses was formed in the summer of 2011 to demonstrate to Congress that businesses do support the passage of the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act because it will create needed jobs, protect America's security interests, and enhance sustainability interests.

The U.S. electronics market is the largest in the world, but the American electronics recycling industry lacks a robust domestic infrastructure—and the jobs that come with it—because of unrestricted and unfair trade in electronic scrap with developing countries. The Responsible Electronics Recycling Act will promote fair and expanded trade in electronics commodities, while allowing American recyclers to rationalize new investments in plant and personnel necessary to legitimize and grow an American industry.


How you can get involved


This is an important and urgent issue, with the potential for quick Congressional action on these bills.  No matter who you are, we encourage you to get involved in any number of ways:


  1. If you are from an American electronics recycling business that supports our position, we'd love for you to join us. 
    • Learn more about the facts and our position on these bills by reading our FAQ.
    • Sign up as a member to lend your support to our cause (no monetary support is necessary);
    • Write to your elected officials in Congress and urge them to support these bills;  
    • Visit with your Members of Congress or join us on future fly-ins to Washington, DC; and,
    • Host a tour of your responsible American electronics recycling facility to your elected officials to help educate them on this issue.
  2. If you are from another constituent group and want to show your support for this legislation, we also want you to get involved:
    • Learn more about the facts by reviewing this web site- ask us questions if you want;
    • Write or visit with your elected officials to take action; and,
    • Show your support for responsible American electronics recyclers by using us for your recycling needs.