Mercury Disposal

Environmentally-conscious disposal solutions for mercury-containing devices such as thermometers & medical equipment.

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Mercury Removal and Recycling Solutions for EPA Region 8

Mercury-containing articles refers to devices that incorporate elemental mercury as an essential component for their functionality. This category encompasses various devices such as thermometers, barometers, manometers, and some older style blood pressure instruments (but excludes batteries and lamps). It’s important to note that mercury-containing articles classified as hazardous waste can be collected under the streamlined collection standards for universal waste.

The purpose of implementing these universal waste standards is to facilitate the collection, recycling, and proper treatment and disposal of mercury-containing articles. Responsible recycling of such equipment plays a pivotal role in minimizing environmental impact.

We recognize the importance of responsible management of mercury-containing articles. Our recycling solutions are tailored to meet the unique needs of each device type, guaranteeing compliance with stringent federal, state, and local regulations.

When you partner with Region 8 Enviro, LLC, you partner with a dedicated team committed to eco-friendly practices and sustainable waste management that not only safeguard the environment but also contribute to the protection of human health. We and adhere to best practices to ensure the proper handling and disposal of mercury-containing articles. Our rigorous processes prioritize safety and sustainability, minimizing the risk of environmental contamination and promoting a cleaner, healthier future for all.

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Mercury Disposal Process

Step 1: Easy Booking

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Book your waste pickup effortlessly. Give us a call and let us know where, when and what waste you want removed.

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Step 2: Transparent Pricing

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You will be provided with a quote on the spot on the phone regarding your waste or service. Once you're satisfied, either drop of the materials, or we schedule a pick up window with you right there on the spot.

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Step 3: Stress-Free Pickup or Dropoff

Keep Your Hands Clean

Our reliable team ensures a prompt and efficient pickup, leaving your space clean. We're committed to eco-friendly practices – your waste is responsibly removed and recycled.

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Safety & Regulation Information


Explore essential FAQs on mercury disposal. Learn about environmental impacts, responsible handling, and disposal precautions. Join us in safeguarding the environment through proper mercury disposal practices.

What states do you provide mercury disposal for?

Region 8 provides mercury disposal and removal across all EPA Region 8 states: Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah. We also provide services outside of Region 8. Contact us to see if we operate in your area.

What common household items contain mercury?

The following items commonly have mercury within them:
  • Antiques
  • Appliances
  • Automotive parts
  • Electronic
  • Light bulb
  • Sporting equipment
  • Thermometers
  • Thermostats

What is the environmental impact of improper mercury disposal, and why is responsible disposal important?

Improper mercury disposal poses significant environmental risks. When mercury-containing items are disposed of improperly, such as in regular trash or through inadequate recycling, the mercury can end up in landfills or be released into the air and water. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that can accumulate in the environment, harming aquatic ecosystems and wildlife. Responsible disposal is crucial to prevent environmental contamination, protect ecosystems, and ensure the health of both human and animal populations.

What precautions should be taken when handling broken mercury-containing items, and how should spills be cleaned up safely?

Handling broken mercury-containing items requires careful precautions to minimize exposure to mercury vapor. Follow these steps:

1.Ventilate the Area: Open windows and doors to increase ventilation and disperse mercury vapor.

2. Avoid Direct Contact: Wear gloves and avoid direct contact with broken items. Use tools like tongs to handle pieces.

3. Use a Mercury-Safe Container: Use a sealable, leak-proof container made of materials that resist mercury to collect broken fragments.

4. Avoid Vacuuming: Do not use a vacuum cleaner, as it can spread mercury vapors. Instead, use sticky tape to pick up small particles.

5. Collect Visible Mercury:Use an eyedropper or similar tool to collect visible mercury beads. Place them in the container.

6. Clean-Up Kits: Consider using a mercury clean-up kit, which typically include absorbent powder and tools for safe collection.

7. Minimize Spread: Minimize the spread of mercury by carefully folding and sealing contaminated materials.

8. Contact us: Contact Region 8 Enviro for guidance on proper disposal of mercury-contaminated materials.