Mercury Thermostat Requirements
Click on the links below for more information on specific requirements of those involved with the manufacture, regulation, sale, installation and disposal of mercury-added thermostats.
The Mercury Thermostat Collection Act of 2008 requires manufacturers to establish a collection and recycling program individually or with other manufacturers for out of service mercury-added thermostats. To view the related documents, please click on the links below:
SERA Survey Plan and Report
A wholesaler that has a physical location in the state shall act as a collection location for out-of-service mercury-added thermostats. Learn more about wholesaler requirements.
A retailer that distributes new thermostats by mail to buyers in the state shall include with the sale of the new thermostat, an Internet Web site address and toll-free telephone number with instructions on obtaining a prepaid mail-in label that a consumer may use to send an out-of-service mercury-added thermostat to a collection location. Learn more about retailer requirements.
Demolition and HVAC Contractor Requirements
The Mercury Thermostat Collection Act of 2008 requires construction and demolition professionals to properly remove and dispose of out-of-service mercury-added thermostats. Learn more about:
DTSC Requirements and Regulations
- DTSC Requirements
- Draft regulations pursuant to the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act of 2008
- Universal Waste Regulations for Management of Out of Service Mercury-Added Thermostats
- Assessment and Survey Results from the DTSC Office of Criminal Investigations regarding the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act.
Mercury in Thermostats Links
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