DRAFT Cost Benefit Analysis available

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The state 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. Project information and updates are on the MPCA web site: Recommendations report to the Legislature on increasing recycling of beverage containers

[DRAFT] Cost-benefit analysis available

The MPCA has posted the draft of the cost-benefit analysis on the draft program design for a recycling refund program for beverage containers in Minnesota.


Public meeting on January 14

The second public meeting to review the updated program design and the cost-benefit analysis will be held January 14. The purpose of the meeting is to allow for public comment and feedback on the work presented.

Tim Buwalda, Senior Consultant, Reclay StewardEdge, will present on the draft cost-benefit analysis.

This meeting will be held off-site due to space considerations at the MPCA. Unfortunately, we cannot webcast from this location.

January 14, 2014: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Minnesota Department of Corrections
St. Paul: 1450 Energy Park Dr Ste 200 (55108) | Map and directions

Register to attend. Advance registration will help the agency ensure sufficient meeting space, as well as providing contact information for any last-minute meeting updates.

Report to the Legislature

The Recommendations report to the Legislature on increasing recycling of beverage containers will be delayed from its January 15 deadline.