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Mercury Switch Program Extended as States Renew their Collection Programs

The original national collective agreement known as the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program (NVMSRP) will continue in practice until the year 2021
... thereby ensuring recyclers may continue utilizing the switch collection buckets and services provided by the End of Life Vehicle Solutions (ELVS) entity. 
  • Some states do not think this is enough, however, and believe that the NVMSRP lacks necessary compensation for recyclers who are tasked with the removal and proper recycling of mercury switches. A North Carolina state representative sponsored such an effort in his state.  

Why it’s important: The ELVS collection system, which comes at no cost to recyclers, will continue to be available to ISRI members beyond the end of 2017 with this new agreement.  Contact Danielle Waterfield with any questions.

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