Solid Waste Management Department


Mercury can be found in compact fluorescent lights, thermometers, thermostats and old mercury switches. These items are accepted at the Environmental Service Center

In the event mercury containing items are broken, keep children and pets away; immediately open windows in the exposed area (if possible); wearing gloves and a face mask clean up the area using rags and items that can be thrown away, this will help to prevent cross contamination into other areas of the house/building.  Place items in a concealed container and then discard.  Liquid mercury should be contained in a glass jar or plastic freezer type bag, then and delivered to the Environmental Service Center or nearest Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility for proper disposal. 

Find more local medical waste disposal and recycling resources at Earth 911.com