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How can I dispose of items that contain mercury?

Go to http://www.epa.gov/mercury/mgmt_options.html to:

  • View lists of consumer products including automotive parts, medical and pharmaceutical products, and commercial products that contain mercury,
  • Learn how to dispose of these products, and
  • Learn how mercury is used in each product.

Many states and local agencies have developed collection/exchange programs for mercury-containing devices such as thermometers, manometers, and thermostats. Some counties and cities also have household hazardous waste collection programs.  For information about these programs, contact your local officials to find out when and where a collection will be held in your area. 

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  • Topic #: 23002-23489
  • Date Created: 1/19/2005
  • Last Modified Since: 1/22/2014
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