Mercury Minimization Plan

City of Waupaca, Mercury Minimization Plan

The City of Waupaca will accept old mercury thermometers and mercury thermostats for NO CHARGE!  Typical disposal of mercury would have associated fees, but the City of Waupaca will take it for nothing! Thanks to a sponsored program through the wastewater treatment department.  Drop-offs will be accepted:

During the month of June @ City Hall, 111 S. Main St.

  • A thermometer with a silver liquid-like material is mercury; any other color (most commonly RED) is not mercury.
  • Older thermostats may contain mercury, most common kinds are Honeywell T87 & White Rodgers 1E56.
  • See the links below for more mercury related information.

https://www.epa.gov/mercury/mercury-thermometers

http://www.hazwastehelp.org/mercury/thermostat.aspx

http://www.hazwastehelp.org/mercury/Contain-mercury.aspx

Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL’s) also contain mercury we’ll take those for no charge as well!

 

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