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Last Updated: 7/11/2017

Solid Waste Management Tax

Solid Waste Management Tax Law Changes  


2017 Law Changes – Recyclable Materials and Construction Debris 


The following Solid Waste Management (SWM) Tax law changes took effect July 1, 2017.

Recyclable Materials

To be exempt from SWM Tax, the charge for handling recyclable material must be separately itemized on the customer’s bill, in addition to meeting the previous requirements. (See Minnesota Statute 297H.06, subd. 2.) 

Construction Debris

The Minnesota Department of Revenue and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will establish a new conversion rate schedule for construction debris disposed of by weight.

The existing rate of $2 per ton (converted from 60 cents per cubic yard) will remain in place until a new conversion schedule is published. (See Minnesota Statute 297H.04, subd. 2.)


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