Mercury-added products

Mercury is a silver liquid used in many consumer products. It is ILLEGAL to dispose of mercury or mercury-containing products in the trash or recycling.  While useful when contained in the products, if released into the environment and ingested, it is toxic to the nervous system, liver and kidneys. Pregnant women and young children are most vulnerable. 

Mercury prods

Our Member Towns provide collection service for mercury containing products, including fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps, thermometers, thermostats, button batteries and other devices. Click on Member Towns, then select your town to learn where and when it is accepted. For a comprehensive list of MA collection locations, click here.

Several retailers also accept compact fluorescent lamps and button batteries for recycling.

Commercial fluorescent lamp info and collectors

Commercial product collection programs.

In case of an accidental spill or breakage, follow the instructions here.

Elemental mercury not contained within a product should be brought to a HHW collection event.