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Minnesota's Electronics Recycling Act

Recycle video display devicesMinnesota's electronics recycling legislation was signed into law in May 2007, targeting the collection and recycling of "video display devices" sold to households/consumers, including "televisions," "computer monitors," and other select devices which meet the definitions in statute.

Manufacturers of video display devices (VDD) must annually register and pay a fee to the state, collect and recycle covered electronic devices (CED) from households/consumers in Minnesota, and file a report detailing the results of their collections for each program year.

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Program year 7 ends on June 30. Manufacturers should check to ensure their recyclers are registered and that pounds purchased are eligible to meet obligation in Minnesota. Transactions must be completed before July 1.

What is a video display device (VDD)? While registered devices are classified as "televisions" and "computer monitors," definitions in statute extend to many consumer electronics, including digital picture frames, tablet PCs, eBook readers, DVD players with screens, and more.

PDF Document 2011 Evaluation Report on the Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act (lrw-hw-1sy11)

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Contact MPCA staff for program assistance.

  • Amanda Cotton, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 651-757-2211
  • Garth Hickle, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 651-757-2434
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Last modified on June 03, 2014 13:52

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