An electronics collector is a public or private entity that receives electronic devices from households and arranges for the devices to be delivered to a recycler. In Minnesota, electronics collectors must register with the state each program year (July 1 to June 30) to accept appliances from households in Minnesota.
Register and report
Register and report collection activities for the just ended program year (July 1 to June 30) by July 15 each year using Re-Trac Connect.
Collectors who registered the previous year of the program must have a completed registration and reporting form from the previous year to complete registration for the current year. Required information:
Company Contact Location of collection sites and/or services provided by the collector Weight of Covered Electronic Devices (CED) collected and where they have been recycled Due diligence
Collectors who contract with recyclers to manage end-of-life consumer electronics should be interested in how those devices are processed and treated. Conducting due diligence helps protect against both environmental damage and potential liability to collectors for mismanagement of collected devices. One tool is the use of certified recyclers (such as eStewards or R2).
Guidelines for cities and counties
Many Minnesota counties and other local governments collect e-waste, and the MPCA is committed to helping them make informed decisions while maintaining high standards of environmental and human health protection. Visit the Local Government page for help starting and running e-waste collection programs.