Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 12b-25










SEC File Number:


CUSIP Number:


(Check one): 

  x Form 10-K   o Form 20-F   o Form 11-K   o Form 10-Q   o Form 10-D 
   oForm N-SAR   oForm N-CSR          


 For Period Ended:  December 30, 2017  
 o Transition Report on Form 20-F  
 o Transition Report on Form 11-K 
 o Transition Report on Form 10-Q  
 o Transition Report on Form N-SAR  
 For the Transition Period Ended: __________ 



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If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:







Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. 

Full Name of Registrant


Former Name if Applicable 
175 Jackson Avenue North, Suite 102 
Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and Number) 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55343-4565

City, State and Zip Code








RULES 12b-25(b) AND (c)


If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate)



(a)  The reasons described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;
 ☐  (b)  The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on Form 10-K, Form 20-F, 11-K, Form N-SAR or From N-CSR, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report of transition report on Form 10-Q, or portion thereof will be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due date; and


(c)  The accountant’s statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable. 




State below in reasonable detail why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, 10-Q, 10-D, N-SAR, N-CSR, or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be filed within the prescribed time period.


Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (the "Company") is unable to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2017 (the "Form 10-K") within the prescribed time period without unreasonable effort and expense. The delaying of the filing of the Form 10-K will allow the Company's newly appointed independent registered public accounting firm sufficient time to complete their work on the audit of the Company's financial statements. The specific date of filing the Form 10-K is not yet known, but the Company currently does not expect to file the Form 10-K within the extension period of fifteen calendar days provided under Rule 12b-25 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.




(1)  Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this notification 


Virland Johnson 







(Area Code)    (Telephone Number) 

Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If answer is no, identify report(s).







x Yes   o No 

Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof? 






x Yes   o No 
    If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made. 


As described above, the Company is finalizing its financial statements. Accordingly, the Company is currently unable to determine whether any change will need to be made in results of operations from the corresponding period for the 2017 fiscal year.







This Form 12b-25 contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In accordance with the safe harbor provisions of this Act, statements contained herein that look forward in time that include everything other than historical information, involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company's actual results. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and there are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by the company, including, but not limited to, plans and objectives of management for future operations or products, the market acceptance or future success of our products, and our future financial performance. The company cautions that these forward-looking statements are further qualified by other factors including, but not limited to, those set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (available at http://www.sec.gov). The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.



Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.


(Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date:  March 30, 2018


By:  /s/ Tony Isaac 





Tony Isaac

Chief Executive Officer