Sales Ban: The sale of mercury thermostats is prohibited. Manufacturers may continue to sell mercury-added thermostats if they provide a means to collect and recycle waste mercury thermostats.
Disposal Ban: The disposal of mercury thermostats in solid waste is prohibited.
Mandatory Contractor Recycling: HVAC contractors and Demolition Contractors are required to recycle all mercury thermostats removed service. (Effective October 30, 2014)
Collection Program Requirements
Mandatory Wholesale Distributor Collection: HVAC wholesale distributors are prohibited from selling any thermostat unless their location(s) are acting as a collection point for waste mercury thermostats. (Effective October 30, 2014)
Mandatory Manufacturer Funded Collection and Recycle: Manufacturers that historically branded and sold mercury thermostats in Massachusetts are required to individually or collectively participate in a collection program.
State Information on Mercury Thermostats: N/A