Resources and references

Recycle consumer electronicsState statute: Text of the law

Binary Data Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act: 2016 Legislative Session amendments

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



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 a program year 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.

Recycler certification. To become a registered recycler of "covered electronic devices" (CED), an applicant must submit proof to the MPCA through the recycler certification form that they are approved by their local unit of government, in compliance with local requirements, and certify that they are in compliance with Minn. Stat. 115A.1318, subd. 2.

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


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.

February 2014