Resources and references

Recycle consumer electronicsState statute: Text of the law

HTML icon Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act: 2016 Legislative Session amendments

2016 Session Law: Chapter 166 - H.F. 2841; signed by the governor May 31, 2016.

Stakeholder meetings

The MPCA scheduled three meetings in fall 2015 to discuss potential changes to the Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act during the 2016 legislative session.

November 17, 2015 meeting documents

Sept. 9, 2015 meeting documents

Oct. 21, 2015 meeting documents



Registration forms must be completed each program year.

Manufacturer registrations are due Aug. 15. The required form details company contacts and information on brand/device types. Registration for program year 11 requires payment of the base registration fee as calculated using the reporting form.

Collectors and recyclers registered in past program years receive an e-mail to review old information and make updates as necessary. If you did not receive this message, contact MPCA for assistance: or 651-757-2211, 800-657-3864 toll free.

Permit by rule

Recyclers of "covered electronic devices" are subject to requirements that affect all recycling facilities in Minnesota. Recyclers with Minnesota facilities for recycling electronics are required to complete an application for a Permit by Rule.

Recycler references

MPCA has hosted targeted stakeholder forums for recyclers. Agency staff worked with U.S. EPA to explain the evolving rules regarding the recycling of electronics, especially the changes involving CRTs.