Massachusetts Mercury Management Act
Chapter 190 of the Acts of 2006 (amending M.G.L. Chapter 21H) requires end-of-life recycling of mercury-containing products, and bans the sale of some specific mercury products in Massachusetts. Manufacturers must notify the state of products with mercury content and establish collection and recycling programs. Makers of mercury-added lamps are not required to collect and recycle spent bulbs, but must educate the public about the need to recycle them. If specific lamp recycling targets are not met, lamp manufacturers must also make payments to a state-managed fund that would support municipal collection and recycling.
Summary of the Mercury Management Act
MassDEP fact sheet explaining the law's requirements.
Prohibition on Disposal of Mercury-Containing Products
Answers to common questions about the disposal ban provisions of the Mercury Management Act.