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.

All other forms of mercury - See hazardous waste.

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL's) - Accepted at Home Depot, Lowes and Ikea for free recycling.

Fluorescent Lamps– All fluorescent lamps contain small amounts of mercury and should be recycled or disposed of properly at all times.

Fluorescent Tubes - Resident may drop off up to ten (10) tubes at any household hazardous waste collection.  Businesses must make other arrangements for disposal. Please visit the National Electrical Manufactures Association website devoted to providing resources for fluorescent bulb disposal or contact the following businesses for the disposal of bulbs.

Business Organizations:
AERC Recycling Solutions, Allentown, PA  /  (P) 610-797-7608  /  Website:
Air Cycle Corporation / (P) 800-909-9709 / Website:
Batteries Plus Bulbs, Montgomeryville, PA / (P) 215-688-5848 / Website:
GoClear Corporation Lamp & Electronic Recycling / (P) 610-444-0688 / Website:

Thermostats visit to find a collection site in your area.