Mercury State Resources Locator
Construction, remodeling, and demolition contractors often come into contact with used equipment or products that contain mercury. Some common examples include: 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.
The Mercury State Resources Locator contains links to agencies, regulations, and resources that can help you determine your environmental responsibilities associated with mercury-containing devices or mercury contamination (e.g. spills). Where available, it also includes links to mercury drop-off recycling/disposal sites.
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