The Association of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers
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Disposal Ban

  • Thermostats, thermometers, switches, appliances, gauges, lamps, medical or scientific instruments, fluorescent or high intensity discharge lamps, and electric relays
  • No ban on batteries


  • Retailers selling fluorescent lamps must post at point of sale a notification in minimum 36 point type, as follows: "Fluorescent bulbs save energy and reduce environmental pollution. Note: Fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury and must be recycled at the end of their use. Contact your county or utility for recycling options."
  • Thermostats, thermometers, switches other than in a car, appliances, medical and scientific measuring instruments: electric relays; fluorescent or high intensity discharge lamps, individually or as part of another product
  • No labels for batteries, products with batteries, and cars with switches
  • Labels for lamps approved by another IMERC State shall be considered in compliance with MN requirement
  • Lamp Wholesalers must provide information on spent lamp management

Product Ban

  • Ban on mercury thermostats, medical measuring devices, and mercury diostats.
  • Mercury content in BCs not to exceed 25 mg

Manufacturer Collection/Recycle

  • Required for high intensity discharge lamps, products with displacement relays
  • Thermostat manufacturers must provide incentives for proper management (implemented through the Thermostat Recycling Corporation)
  • Utilities that serve more than 200,000 must provide system for collecting spent fluorescent and high-intensity discharge lamps from households and from small businesses


  • None