This metal is a hazardous chemical that can cause serious health programs. Proper disposal and recycling is encouraged at all times. Mercury can be found in many common household products such as thermostats, thermometers, electrical switches, fluorescent lighting and batteries. For more information on mercury please visit the Environmental Protection Agency website.
Fluorescent lamps – All fluorescent lamps contain small amounts of mercury and should be recycled or disposed of properly at all times.
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) – Accepted at Home Depot, Lowes, and Ikea for free recycling.
Fluorescent tubes – Residents can bring tubes to any household hazardous waste event. Businesses must make other arrangements for disposal. Please visit the National Electrical Manufacturers Association website devoted to providing resources for fluorescent lamp disposal.