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Reuse Minnesota offering rebates for repair

2024-06-11 9:44 AM | Reuse Minnesota (Administrator)

Repair is one of the most environmentally beneficial forms of reuse. Repair keeps useful items in working condition and requires minimal (or no) new materials to achieve. In addition, repair has a significant impact on the local economy as repair jobs are more difficult to outsource or mechanize.

Reuse Minnesota is currently conducting a survey to learn more about why people choose repair and how repair can be incentivized in Minnesota. As a thank you, all respondents will receive a rebate of up to $75.

How to participate

  • During the month of June 2024 have an item repaired by a repair business located in Minnesota. Repairs made outside Minnesota are not eligible.
  • Complete the survey and email a copy of your itemized receipt to by June 29, 2024. Receipts must include the business name, item repaired, date, and proof of payment.
  • Receive a rebate for 60% of the cost of the repair, up to $75.
  • Up to two (2) rebates per household. One survey must be completed for each repair.


The following is a list of eligible and ineligible repairs. If an item you would like to have repaired is not listed, please contact to clarify eligibility.

  • Eligible: Clothing, shoes, small appliances (e.g. toasters, coffee makers, vacuum cleaners), sports equipment, consumer electronics (e.g. mobile phones, TVs), outdoor gear, furniture, bicycles (excluding full tune-ups), sewing machines, musical instruments.
  • Ineligible: Home, vehicle, and large appliance (e.g. refrigerators, dishwashers) repairs, and basic maintenance (e.g. knife sharpening, tire replacement).

Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota.

Reuse Minnesota was founded in 2012 and is a member-based nonprofit that supports repair, resale, and rental businesses, bringing visibility to the reuse sector as a means to lower our state's impact on the environment.

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