Minnesota State Laws

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.

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