Disposing of Mercury the Right Way

Mercury Items
Bring the following mercury items to Disposal of Toxics:
  • Auto switches
  • Barometers
  • Button cell batteries
  • Compact fluorescent tubes/light bulbs
  • Thermometers
  • Thermostats
Compact Fluorescent Bulb
For more information on additional mercury-containing items, please call the Disposal of Toxics Program. When handling products with mercury:
  • Do not break, crush, or disassemble the items.
  • Store items out of the way in bubble wrap or boxes until you can take them to the Disposal of Toxics facility
Spill Assistance
If a product is accidentally broken, do not touch it, sweep it, or vacuum it. Keep children and pets away from the spill. Call the Whatcom County Health Department for spill assistance: 360-778-6000.

Never put mercury-containing products or anything contaminated with mercury in the garbage or down the drain. Call the Disposal of Toxics collection facility for more disposal information.