Reports and Laws

New York State bans the sale of most mercury containing products in New York State (NYS) and requires labeling and proper disposal or recycling of mercury-added consumer products. NYS law also prohibits primary and secondary schools from purchasing or using mercury. Disposal of mercury-added products is not allowed in the normal trash. Disposal must be managed by separate delivery to a solid waste management facility, recycling facility, authorized hazardous waste facility or at a municipally sponsored household hazardous waste collection program.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulates the use, recycling and disposal of mercury and mercury containing products.