See: managing mercury thermostats at NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation
Law: Laws of NY State (Search for Environmental Conservation Law (ENV), Article 27, Title 29: Mercury Thermostat Collection Act)
Summary: The Mercury Thermostat Collection Act requires manufacturers to establish and maintain a program for the collection, transportation, recycling, and proper management of out-of-service mercury thermostats at no cost to the consumer or other persons participating in the program. The purpose of the Act is to increase the convenience of safe drop-off and recycling of out-of-service mercury thermostats for consumers, thus diverting them from landfills. It is illegal to dispose of mercury thermostats in the trash. NY State has had a ban in place since 2005.
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