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First Program Year Summary for the Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board January 28, 2009 Garth Hickle Minnesota.

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1 First Program Year Summary for the Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board January 28, 2009 Garth Hickle Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

2 Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act Manufacturer Responsibility –based on sales weight in same year Manufacturer Responsibility –based on sales weight in same year Not based on return share or consumer fees on products as in other states Not based on return share or consumer fees on products as in other states Began July 1, 2007 Began July 1, 2007 Requires registration and reporting by all parties involved Requires registration and reporting by all parties involved Manufacturers, Collectors, Recyclers and Retailers Manufacturers, Collectors, Recyclers and Retailers

3 Data Projections in 2007 MPCA estimated 160 OEM registrants MPCA estimated 160 OEM registrants MPCA estimated 48.3 million lbs. of VDDs sold (2006) MPCA estimated 48.3 million lbs. of VDDs sold (2006) Projected 23.2 million lbs. of VDDs eligible for collection (2008). Projected 23.2 million lbs. of VDDs eligible for collection (2008). 4.8 million lbs. additional credit for Greater Minnesota. 4.8 million lbs. additional credit for Greater Minnesota. Projected 3.9 million lbs. of CEDs available (2008). Projected 3.9 million lbs. of CEDs available (2008). SCORE reported 20.7 million lbs. (2006). SCORE reported 20.7 million lbs. (2006).

4 Summary of First Program Year Collectors reported 33.4 million lbs. Collectors reported 33.4 million lbs. 153 collector reported 153 collector reported 219 permanent sites 219 permanent sites Recyclers reported 33.6 million lbs. Recyclers reported 33.6 million lbs. 24 recyclers reported 24 recyclers reported Per capita recycling rate of 6.5 lbs. Per capita recycling rate of 6.5 lbs. 34 percent of CEDs collected outside the metro area 34 percent of CEDs collected outside the metro area

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6 Summary of First Program Year OEMs reported sales of 23 million lbs. (as of December 31, 2008) OEMs reported sales of 23 million lbs. (as of December 31, 2008) Translates into 13.8 million lbs. Translates into 13.8 million lbs. 37 OEMs claimed total of 19 million lbs. of credits 37 OEMs claimed total of 19 million lbs. of credits Revenue received $317,000 in fees from OEMs for obligation Revenue received $317,000 in fees from OEMs for obligation

7 Registration Status for Program Year 2 57 recyclers 57 recyclers 30 are located in MN 30 are located in MN 176 total collectors 176 total collectors 239 sites 239 sites 49 retail locations 49 retail locations 5 mail back programs 5 mail back programs 60 manufacturers 60 manufacturers 117 brands 117 brands

8 Second Program Year Fewer registered OEMs Fewer registered OEMs Expected sales of million lbs. Expected sales of million lbs. Transition to LCDs and laptops Transition to LCDs and laptops Ratio increases to 80 percent of sales by weight Ratio increases to 80 percent of sales by weight Obligation of 19 million lbs. Obligation of 19 million lbs.

9 Next Steps Notification of companies Notification of companies Enforcement/compliance activities Enforcement/compliance activities Restructure Agency website Restructure Agency website Implementation of US EPA BMPs/Certification program (R2) Implementation of US EPA BMPs/Certification program (R2) Grants/contracts for underserved areas Grants/contracts for underserved areas

10 Grants/Contracts MPCA distributes funds on a competitive basis through contracts with counties outside the 11- county metropolitan area MPCA distributes funds on a competitive basis through contracts with counties outside the 11- county metropolitan area Private entities are eligible as well Private entities are eligible as well The MPCA must give preference to counties and private entities that are working cooperatively with manufacturers to help them meet their recycling obligation The MPCA must give preference to counties and private entities that are working cooperatively with manufacturers to help them meet their recycling obligation


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