Primary Mercury Information Page -- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has launched a new mercury prevention campaign to inform citizens, businesses and the medical industry about the serious health threat associated with exposures to mercury and to develop strategies to keep mercury out of our environment. This cross-media initiative involves participation from both the environmental programs (air, water, waste and consumer protection) and health programs within the Department. One of the driving forces for this initiative is to prevent unacceptable mercury levels in state rivers and lakes.
Mercury Thermostat Recycling Program The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment strongly encourages heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) wholesalers, distributors and installation contractors to participate in the Thermostat Recycling Corporation thermostat recycling program for all brands of wall-mounted mercury thermostats removed from service. The program is designed to provide a convenient way for installation contractors to recycle mercury thermostats. Wholesalers are encouraged to also accept mercury thermostats from homeowners and other entities that wish to recycle mercury thermostats.