Mercury Recycling and Disposal Options

IMAGE OF AN OLD THERMOSTAT Mercury Recycling and 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 for information.

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
308-385-5095

City of Holdrege
Kim Parsons
Holdrege, NE
308-995-8681

City of Kearney
Steve Hart
Kearney, NE 68848
308-233-3206

Lexington Area Solid Waste Agency
76460 Highway 21
Lexington, NE 68550
308-324-3351

Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department
3140 N St
Lincoln, NE  68510
402-441-8021

City of Norfolk
610 E Monroe St
Norfolk, NE  68701
402-844-2230

City of North Platte
Frank Carland
North Platte, NE
308-535-6702

Red Willow County HHW Facility
502 Norris Ave
McCook, NE 69001
308-345-4333

Under the Sink
4001 S 120th St
Omaha, NE 68137
402-444-7465

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Clean-up Guidelines

Mercury Call Line

Indoor Air Quality Program

 


DHHS- Indoor Air Quality Program
PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE  68509-5026
402-471-1005 (General Inquiries)
402-326-0231 (Mercury Call Line)
Toll Free 888-242-1100, Ext. 4 (NE only)

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