What can I do with liquid mercury and thermometers?

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Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Consider delaying your visit to facilities unless absolutely necessary by storing dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

There are currently no provincial recycling programs for these items.  Mercury, however, is a very hazardous material that must be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.  It takes only one gram of liquid mercury to contaminate an eight-hectare lake. 

To find out local options for disposing of these items, call the RCBC Recycling Hotline.    

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