Minnesota Recycling regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste recycling: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0125

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Feedstock: MR 7045.0125

Spent lead-acid batteries: MR 7045.0685

Spent or waste household batteries: MR 7045.0686

Precious metal recovery: MR 7045.0675

Out-of-state wastes: MR 7045.0125

Electronics recycling: Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act, 9 Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 115A.1310 to 115A.1330

Manufacturers: 9 MSA 115A.1314 and 9 MSA 115A.1316

Retailers: 9 MSA 115A.1318

Collectors: 9 MSA 115A.1316

Recyclers/Processors: 9 MSA 115A.1316

Nonhazardous waste recycling facilities: MR 7035.2845

Regulatory Agencies

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Minnesota Department of Revenue

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota has adopted the federal rules for the recycling of hazardous waste and has added several rules. These rules apply to hazardous waste used as feedstock, specific hazardous wastes that are reclaimed and out-of-state wastes.

Minnesota has specific rules for solid waste recycling facilities that include requirements for notifications, facility design and operation, and annual reports.

Administration and enforcement. MPCA administers and enforces the hazardous and nonhazardous waste recycling rules in Minnesota. MPCA is also the lead agency for implementing the Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act. MPCA oversees the program implementation, annually reviews the fee formula, and recommends changes to the Legislature. The Department of Revenue collects fees and performance reports from manufacturers.

State Requirements


MR 7045.0125

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