Household thermometers

Some household hazardous waste collection events and programs accept mercury thermometers for recycling.
  • Place the thermometer in a strong plastic zip-top bag.
  • Wrap the bagged thermometer in several layers of newspaper to prevent breakage.
  • Seal the wrapped newspaper with strong tape and place in a trash bag.
  • Store the packaged waste away from children and pets.
  • Place the packaged waste in your trash on the day it's picked up or taken to the landfill.