The Minnesota law was passed in 2007 and some changes were put into effect on July 1, 2016.
Manufacturers will now be assigned recycling
obligations based on their market share of televisions and monitors (VDDs) sold
to Minnesota household customers. For the next three years, manufacturers will
receive individual obligations that are portions of the statewide recycling
goals set in statute (25, 23, and 21 million pounds). Beginning July 1, 2019,
the statewide obligation will be based on the actual weight of televisions and
monitors collected for recycling.
The ban of CRTs from mixed municipal solid waste passed separately and was effective as of July 2006. This law has been amended to show some changes in the reporting and credit definitions.
Manufacturers that sell fewer than 100 devices
per year no longer pay a registration fee. The registration fee for
manufactures selling 100 or more devices is still equal to $2500.
In Minnesota, many consumer products are banned from the trash (including CRT containing devices such as monitors and televisions) and must be recycled. Residents can take advantage of the growing number of recycling options for household electronics. CLICK HERE to conduct a search by city.
Annual reports for collectors and recyclers due July 15.
Collectors and recyclers are also required to
register on this date. The registration fee is now $2500 or $0,
depending on the number of VDDs produced.
Manufacturer registration forms are due August
15. Manufacturers must also report activities from
the previous program year (weight of devices collected and recycled to meet
obligation) by August 15. Dates for manufacturer obligations are as follows:
must report sales of VDDs from previous program year by August 1, 2016
recycling obligations are assigned September 1, 2016
must report sales of VDDs from previous calendar year by March 1
recycling obligations are assigned May 1