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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 8 ends on June 30. Ahead of reporting, all stakeholders should check to ensure they are registered for the current program year.

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 March 26, 2015 11:53

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