NOTICE: Restriction on sale of mercury-containing lightbulbs.

Mercury is highly toxic and energy-efficient alternatives are widely available. The following fluorescent lamps (lightbulbs) shall not be sold, offered for sale, or delivered to a retailer for subsequent sale in the state of Vermont. Learn more in this Fact Sheet.

 three screw-based compact fluorescent and one linear fluorescent lamp.February 17, 2023 – Restriction on sale of screw-based, mercury-containing, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs).  Learn more in the Agency determination and comments.

January 1, 2024  Act No. 120. This act prohibits the sale or distribution in the State of four-foot general purpose, low pressure, mercury-containing linear fluorescent lamps (tubes).

For more information contact karen.knaebel@vermont.gov

Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Waste Management and Prevention Division

Davis Building - 1st Floor
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3704
802-828-1138