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Disposal Ban

  • Mercury-containing lamps


  • Lamps but if consistent with another state then consistent with Washington

Product Ban

  • Thermometers except with button cells, novelties except with button cells or fluorescent lamps and thermostats except if a manufacturer participates in a collection program

Manufacturer Collection/Recycle

  • Every producer of mercury-containing lights sold in or into Washington state for residential use must fully finance and participate in a product stewardship program for that product, including the State Dept. of Ecology's costs for administering and enforcing this chapter. Producers must either 1) participate in a product stewardship program approved by the department and operated by a product stewardship organization contracted by the department, or 2) finance and operate, either individually or jointly with other producers, a product stewardship program approved by the department. Producers that choose the first option must pay an annual fee of $15,000 to the department to fund administrative oversight and operation of the product stewardship organization. Producers choosing the second option must pay $5,000 annually for administrative oversight. Companies that violate this requirement are liable to a penalty of up to $1,000 per day for each violation.


  • None