How do I safely dispose of a switch containing mercury?
Mercury-containing items should be treated as hazardous materials and should not be thrown in the garbage. Liquid mercury should never be poured down the drain. Many municipalities have programs that accept household products that contain mercury. Some have implemented collection programs specifically for mercury-containing products, while others collect mercury-containing products as part of their household hazardous waste programs. Contact your municipality to find out about local disposal options. There may be other initiatives in your region outside the municipal programs. For Enersource customers, you can click on http://www.region.peel.on.ca/pw/waste/crc/ to locate your nearest Community Recycling Centre or call Region of Peel Public Works at 905-791-9499. The Earth 911 website provides a searchable database (based on postal codes) for disposal and recycling centres, and can help you find more information on some of the initiatives available to you. Visit www.earth911.org and fol