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Disposal Ban

  • Mercury-containing devices from all sources (thermostats, switches, relays, thermometers, manometers and other devices with liquid mercury – does not apply to lamps or batteries) are banned from the solid waste stream.
  • Lamps from businesses may not be disposed at incinerators and no business may dispose of more than ten lamps per month except at a recycling facility or a hazardous waste facility


  • None

Product Ban

  • Limits are 0.0004% mercury by weight for alkaline-manganese or zinc-carbon batteries that contain any intentionally introduced mercury - 25 mg mercury for BC batteries

Manufacturer Collection/Recycle

  • None


  • The DEP is authorized to provide information materials about the energy efficiency of and disposal requirements for lamps



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