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.

Key Dates:

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:

o   2016

-Manufacturers must report sales of VDDs from previous program year by August 1, 2016

-Individual recycling obligations are assigned September 1, 2016

o   2017 and beyond

-Manufacturers must report sales of VDDs from previous calendar year by March 1

-Individual recycling obligations are assigned May 1