Mercury State Resource Locator

Mercury State Resource Locator

Mercury is encountered in various healthcare, commercial and industrial facilities as well as construction, remodeling, and demolition sites. Some common examples include: dental amalgam, thermostats, switches and relays, fluorescent lamps, and batteries. When mercury-containing equipment or products are removed from service, they may meet the definition of a hazardous waste and in such cases, state and/or federal hazardous waste rules apply to the management and disposal of those items. In some cases, these wastes may be managed as “universal wastes,” which have less complicated rules for handling and recycling or disposal. Our mercury tool contains links to agencies, regulations, and resources that can help you determine your environmental responsibilities associated with mercury-containing wastes. Where available, it also includes links to mercury drop-off recycling/disposal sites.

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