Reminder: Sept. 30 meeting on beverage container recycling

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The meeting on increasing recycling of beverage containers in Minnesota is Monday, September 30, at 1:00 p.m.

The discussion will focus on the posted draft program design for a recycling refund program. Public comments on the program design will be accepted through November 4, 2013.

September 30: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
St. Paul offices of the MPCA| map and parking
Registration is requested to ensure sufficient meeting space

The meeting will be webcast, so you can watch it as a live event or view the archive at a later point.

Questions regarding stakeholder participation can be directed to MPCA's Wayne Gjerde: 651-757-2392 or

The Minnesota Legislature has directed the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to produce a report that details recommendations for a statewide "recycling refund program" for beverage containers that achieves an 80 percent recycling rate. This report is due to the Legislature in January 2014. Follow the agency's progress here: Recommendations report to the Legislature on increasing recycling of beverage containers.