The Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act defines an 11-county metropolitan area: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright. These counties include the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul (the Twin Cities) and contain about 60 percent of Minnesota's population.
For the purpose of calculating a manufacturer's variable recycling fee, the weight of covered electronic devices collected from households located outside this 11-county metropolitan area is calculated at 1.5 times their actual weight. [Minn. Stat. 115A.1312, subd. 1(d)]
As it relates to grants and financial assistance, MPCA may issue competitive grants to increase collection and recycling of covered electronic devices in counties outside the 11-county metropolitan area.