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. One liquid ounce (2 tablespoons) of mercury weighs nearly a pound! (specific gravity = 13.6 g/ml)
Mercury Products Collected
Most of our Member Towns provide free collection service to their residents for mercury containing products (not loose mercury)
Member Town Mercury Collection Locations
- Abington: Board of Health, 500 Gliniewicz Way
- Braintree: Recycling Center, 257 Ivory St.
- Cohassset: Recycling Transfer Facility, 91 Cedar St.
- Duxbury: Transfer and Recycling Station, 145 Mayflower St.
- East Bridgewater: Recycling Center, Bridge St.
- Hanover: Transfer Station, 118 Rockland St. (Rt. 139)
- Hanson: Transfer Station, 201 Franklin St. (Rt. 27)
- Hingham: Transfer Station, 1 Sam Ryder Rd.
- Hull: Bring to HHW collection
- Kingston: Recycling and Disposal Center, 10 Cranberry Rd.
- DPW office, 32 Evergreen St. (Items other than fluorescent tubes)
- Middleboro: Landfill, 207 Plympton St.
- Norwell: Recycling Center, 310 Main St. (Rt. 123)
- Pembroke: Whittaker Recycling Center, 158B Hobomock St. (Saturdays only)
- Plymouth: Manomet Transfer Station, Beaver Dam Rd.
- DPW Solid Waste Div., 159 Camelot Dr.; Town Hall, Marine & Environmental Mgmt. Dept. (items other than fluorescent lamps)
- Rockland: Recycling Center, 1000 Beech St.
- Scituate: Transfer Station, 280 Driftway
- Weymouth: DPW, 120 Winter St.
- Whitman: Bring to HHW collection