Massachusetts State Laws

Sales Ban: The sale of mercury thermostats is prohibited. Manufacturers many 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 distributor 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