Disposing of Mercury

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Help keep new Mercury sources out of the Bay

  • Safely recycle mercury-containing thermometers and thermostats at monthly Household Hazardous Waste events or by dropping off at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP), Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
  • Recycle expired fluorescent lights and compact fluorescent bulbs at participating hardware stores or at the monthly Household Hazardous Waste event
  • Purchase low mercury fluorescent lights when you are ready to replace existing lamps
  • NEVER dispose of mercury down a drain of any kind. Sweep any exposed mercury droplets into a sealed plastic bag and bring to a household hazardous waste event or to the RWQCP