Waste Management

Other Mercury-Containing Items

thermostat.jpgIncludes some thermometers, gauges, button batteries, switches, thermostats, "light-up" shoes, singing greeting cards, and flashing jewelry.

Municipal Collection

Towns can collect these items in a hard container like a hard plastic bucket with a lid—then take to a HHW collection. Button batteries can also be shipped with the fluorescent bulbs (see fluorescent bulb information). Towns can get a collection bucket for shipping thermostats by contacting the NH DES Pollution Prevention Supervisor at (603) 271-2956 or nhppp@des.nh.gov.

Maine has developed a manual for removing mercury switches from appliances.  Click here for the manual.


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