Friday, November 30, 2012

Mercury Thermostat Recycling

BOMA San Francisco Members:

On January 1, 2006, State of California law banned the sale of new mercury-added thermostats for most uses. 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.

A listing of hazardous waste collection facilities is also available and is sorted by city. The Thermostat Recycling Corporation also maintains a list of thermostat collection points. Please refer to the Universal Waste Regulations for information on how to properly manage your unwanted mercury thermostats.

Click here to visit the California Department of Toxic Substances Control website and for a helpful instructional video regarding recycling.

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