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UW for Residents - Mercury Devices

What are mercury containing devices, and where can I dispose of them?

Some universal wastes, like mercury fever thermometers and other devices that contain liquid mercury, are hazardous because they contain enough mercury to pose a health risk.  Although these wastes are classified as universal waste, please dispose of these items at your local Household Hazardous Waste facility or at a location specifically set up to accept these items, such as a pharmacy. 

For additional questions, you can contact:
Regulatory Assistance Officers
(800) 728-6942, or (800) 72TOXIC

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