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Business Waste: Mercury and Mercury-containing Products
Proper Disposal: The "Dental Office Waste" and "King County Limits" Web pages of the King County Industrial Waste Program provide information on complying with county wastewater regulations. See kingcounty.gov/environment/wastewater/IndustrialWaste/Limits/KClimits/Heavy%20metals.aspx. For more information about mercury recycling and disposal, visit mercuryinkingcounty.org.
Recycle: Mercury products should be recycled or reclaimed through a facility permitted for this purpose. You can send them directly to a mercury reclaimation facility or hire a broker to ship the waste.
Potential Hazards: Elemental mercury is extremely hazardous due to its toxicity, and mercury in other forms may also designate as hazardous. Mercury is found in:
*electrical switches and relays;
*vehicle switches in hood and trunk lights;
*in anti-lock brake systems;
*thermostats;
*fluorescent tubes and high intensity discharge lamps;
*dental amalgam; batteries; measuring instruments (barometers, thermometers, etc.);
*some pharmaceuticals; paint produced before 1992; and
*laboratory and medical equipment.
Items or compounds containing mercury cannot be put in the garbage or poured down the drain.
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Last Modified: 02/03/2015

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