DTSC sent post cards to the State’s HHW programs with information on thermostat manufacturer obligations under the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act of 2008.
Beginning July 1, 2009, the law requires Manufacturers to make collection bins available at no cost for out-of-service mercury-added thermostats to any local governmental agency that requests a collection bin for use at household hazardous waste [HHW] collection facilities or household hazardous waste events. The Thermostat Recycling Corporation Website is a resource for obtaining collection bins for HHW facilities collecting mercury containing thermostats, or call 1-800-266-0550.
Beginning July 1, 2009, the law requires Manufacturers to provide collection bins for out-of-service mercury-added thermostat collection to wholesalers at a cost not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25). The Thermostat Recycling Corporation Website is a resource for obtaining collection bins for Wholesalers, or call 1-800-266-0550.
(The resource links and phone number above do not imply an endorsement by DTSC).
The law allows affected manufacturers to provide the bins “individually, or collectively with other manufacturers.”
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