Sales Ban: The sale of mercury thermostats is prohibited.
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.
State Information on Mercury Thermostats: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Collection Program Requirements
Mandatory Manufacturer Funded Collection and Recycle: Manufacturers that historically branded and sold mercury thermostats or sell thermostats that may replace a mercury thermostat in Minnesota are required to individually or collectively participate in a collection program. Additionally, a manufacturer of thermostats that contain mercury, or that may replace thermostats that contain mercury, is responsible for the costs of collecting and managing the replaced mercury-containing thermostats.