Mercury and mercury-containing devices from the home should be disposed of through your community household hazardous waste program. If your community does not have a household hazardous waste program please contact the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection at 1-800-597-5865 for other disposal options.
Do Not Dispose of Mercury Down the Drain, as this can contaminate the ground water through your septage field or the wastewater treatment plant.
Local Resources for Mercury Recycling / Disposal
- Carson City — Carson City residents can take mercury and other household hazardous wastes to a FREE collection center, by appointment only. To make an appointment for drop-off, call 775-887-2355.
- Clark County [Las Vegas] — In Las Vegas, the Republic Services Recycling Facility will accept mecury and other household hazardous waste FREE of charge, Tuesday through Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm. Household hazardous waste will not be accepted at the any of the other Republic Services facilities. In addition to the drop-off convinience at the recycling facility, there are four Household Hazardous Waste Days held in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Laughlin, Logandale, Overton, Glendale, and Moapa scheduled in 2007. For additional assistance regarding disposal of mercury and other household hazardous wastes contact the Southern Nevada Health District - Recycling at 702-759-0600.
- Washoe County [Reno] — Free of charge drop-off services are not available. For assistance regarding disposal of mercury and other household hazardous wastes, contact the Washoe County Health Department's Division of Environmental Health Services at 775-328-2434.
- For assistance regarding disposal of mercury and other household hazardous wastes in areas that do not have a household hazardous waste program, contact the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection at 1-800-597-5865
National Resources for Mercury Recycling / Disposal
- Safe Mercury Management — USEPA
- Spills, Disposal and Site Cleanup — USEPA
- Mercury Disposal — Where You Live (US EPA)
- Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies: Recycling
- Commercial Mercury Recycling Services (National)