Recycling/Disposal

Mercury and mercury-containing devices from the home should be disposed of through your community household hazardous waste program. If your community does not have a household hazardous waste program please contact the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection at 1-800-597-5865 for other disposal options.

Do Not Dispose of Mercury Down the Drain, as this can contaminate the ground water through your septage field or the wastewater treatment plant.

  • Local Resources for Mercury Recycling / Disposal
  • Carson City — Carson City residents can take mercury and other household hazardous wastes to a FREE collection center, by appointment only. To make an appointment for drop-off, call 775-887-2355.
  • Clark County [Las Vegas] — Free of charge drop-off services are not available. For assistance regarding disposal of mercury and other household hazardous wastes, contact the Southern Nevada Health District - Recycling at 702-759-0600.
  • Washoe County [Reno] — Free of charge drop-off services are not available. For assistance regarding disposal of mercury and other household hazardous wastes, contact the Washoe County Health Department's Division of Environmental Health Services at 775-328-2434.
  • For assistance regarding disposal of mercury and other household hazardous wastes in areas that do not have a household hazardous waste program, contact the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection at 1-800-597-5865

National Resources for Mercury Recycling / Disposal

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