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What do you do with mercury?
Until you can get rid of mercury, store it safely. Put the items that contains mercury in a zipper top bag and seal the bag. Place the sealed bag in a plastic container with a lid. Pack the container with kitty litter or newspapers to prevent breakage. Make sure the container is labeled “Mercury: Do Not Touch.”
Can mercury be recycled?
With the help of technology, recycling mercury has never been easier and more efficient. Recyclers have engineered processes that ensure 99% of mercury is extracted safely. The mercury collected is used again in new products.
What do you do with old mercury thermometers?
But if you still have an old-fashioned mercury thermometer at home, you will need to dispose of it with care once its time comes. If your thermometer is still intact, you will need to take it to your local household hazardous waste (HHW) facility.
Can you throw away a mercury thermometer?
If it has “mercury-free” printed on it, then you can throw the thermometer away along with your regular trash. Don’t mix mercury thermometers in with your regular garbage. Mercury has toxic properties, so it’s not safe to throw away in your regular trash and may be illegal in your area to dispose of it improperly.
What is the best way to store mercury?
Place all mercury-containing products or containers of mercury inside a larger container with a tight fitting lid. Place kitty litter or oil-absorbent matter around the product to protect it from breaking or sudden shocks. Clearly label storage container as “Mercury – DO NOT OPEN.”
Can I throw away mercury thermometer?
What’s the best way to store and transport Mercury?
Packaging Mercury for Storage and Transportation. Place all mercury-containing products or containers of mercury inside a larger container with a tight fitting lid. Place kitty litter or oil-absorbent matter around the product to protect it from breaking or sudden shocks. Clearly label storage container as “Mercury – DO NOT OPEN.”.
What should I do if I have mercury in my car?
If you must transport in the passenger compartment, make sure there is adequate ventilation. Many states and local agencies have developed collection/exchange programs for mercury-containing devices such as thermometers, manometers, and thermostats. Some counties and cities also have household hazardous waste collection programs.
Which is the best way to transport a motor?
Best way to transport a motor? 15hp Merc 2 stroke. I’m thinking if I can support it so that the rear (prop side) of the motor is up during transport, everything should be reasonably okay as the motor is made to be tilted all the way up in the event of shallow running.
What do you need to know about mercury wastes?
This term includes mercury-containing wastes like certain batteries, thermostats, barometers, manometers, temperature and pressure gauges, certain switches, and light bulbs. Businesses and industries that qualify as universal waste handlers must follow specific requirements for storing, transporting and disposing of these wastes.