Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Thermometers or Mercury Items


Mercury can greatly harm your nervous, digestive, and respiratory systems. Don’t handle mercury directly, and try to avoid breaking items that contain mercury.

Hazardous – no charge

Mercury items can’t go in the garbage. Bring thermometers, thermostats, and other items containing mercury to a household hazardous waste facility. No fee.

Decrease waste: Choose reusable items or donate to thrift stores.