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New York


Disposal Ban

  • Thermostats, thermometers, switches, relays, lamps, medical or scientific instruments except for lamps by households and up to 15 lamps per month by non households

Labeling

  • Thermostats, thermometers, switches, relays, lamps, medical or scientific instruments but must be consistent with other states

Product Ban

  • Mercury thermostats as of Jan 1, 2008; mercury switches and relays as of Jan 1, 2008 except for replacements in existing products and those in products refurbished for resale
  • Ban applies only if Commissioner determines that comparable non-mercury alternatives are available. Commissioner must conduct an assessment and make this determination beginning in 2008 and upon request afterward, no more than once per year
  • Also exempts BC batteries but bans novelty products

Manufacturer Collection/Recycle

  • Each thermostat manufacturer must, individually or collectively with other thermostat manufacturers, establish and maintain a program for collection and proper disposal of out-of-service mercury thermostats.  Program must be implemented and collection containers made available beginning July 1, 2014.  Collection goals apply for 2015 and 2016 - goals for out-years will be established by NY DEC through stakeholder process.   

Notification

  • For all mercury-containing products

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