Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Thermometers or Mercury Items

Caution: 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.