Guidance on CRT panel glass

Approved end uses for "recycling" panel glass from cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) under the Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will consider additional uses of CRT panel glass on a case-by-case basis. Contact Amanda Cotton: 651-757-2211 or

The MPCA considers the following uses of CRT panel glass to be "recycling" under the Act.

  • Glass-to-glass recycling
  • Ceramics
  • Building blocks (glass)
  • Flat-panel displays
  • Insulation (fiberglass)
  • Decorative tile
  • Work surfaces (countertops)
  • Glass beads (reflective paint)
  • Costume jewelry
  • Marbles


Binary Data Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act (Minn. Stat. 115A.1310 to 115A.1330)

"Recycling" means the process of collecting and preparing video display devices or covered electronic devices for use in manufacturing processes or for recovery of usable materials followed by delivery of such materials for use. Recycling does not include the destruction by incineration or other process or land disposal of recyclable materials nor reuse, repair, or any other process through which video display devices or covered electronic devices are returned to use for households in their original form.