Mercury Recycling & Disposal Options

IMAGE OF AN OLD THERMOSTAT Mercury Recycling & Disposal
Mercury should be disposed of properly to prevent contamination of homes and the environment. Intact mercury-containing devices (i.e. not broken) are most easily recycled using either local household hazardous waste collection events, permanent facilities, or drop-off locations around the state. Broken devices, or loose mercury that is contained in a jar is more difficult to dispose of. To find out how best to recycle your material, call 402-471-8320, or email us.

Thermostat Recycling Program
The Thermostat Recycling Program is designed to provide a convenient and cost-effective way for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) wholesalers, distributors, and contractors to recycling mercury-containing thermostats. Visit the Mercury Thermostat Recycling Program's homepage to learn more. There is no cost for consumers/homeowners to participate in the program if they take their thermostats to a participating facility that has a collection container.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites
Some local communities have permanent facilities that will accept all kinds of household hazardous waste, including mercury. A list of facilities is below:

Grand Island Area Clean Community System- Betty Curtis
3661 Sky Park Rd # 2B
Grand Island, NE  68801

City of Holdrege
Kim Parsons
Holdrege, NE

City of Kearney
Steve Hart
Kearney, NE 68848

Lexington Area Solid Waste Agency
76460 Highway 21
Lexington, NE 68550

Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department
3140 N St
Lincoln, NE  68510

City of Norfolk
610 E Monroe St
Norfolk, NE  68701

City of North Platte
Frank Carland
North Platte, NE

Red Willow County HHW Facility
502 Norris Ave
McCook, NE 69001

Under the Sink
4001 S 120th St
Omaha, NE 68137

Mercury Program Home

Health Effects

Recycling & Disposal 
 -Thermostat Recycling

Clean-up Guidelines

Mercury in Schools

Mercury Call Line

Indoor Air Quality Program


DHHS- Mercury Program
PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE  68509-5026
402-471-8320 or 402-326-0231 (Mercury Call Line)
Fax 402-471-8833

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