Tips for Eliminating Mercury

The goal for this information is to help the City of Sanford eliminate all Mercury sources entering our collection systems.

Common Household Products Containing Mercury

  • Mercury thermometers
  • Barometers
  • Electrical switches
  • Button cell batteries/batteries produced before 1991
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Dental fillings
  • Paints (Some paints manufactured before 1990) 
  • Thermostats

Get Rid of Mercury Safety

  • Make a mercury carrier to contain and transport mercury safety
  • Items that you can use to transport mercury are:
  • Tupperware container
  • Empty coffee can
  • Zip block bags

Lee County Solid Waste offers a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on the first Saturday of every. For more information, visit Lee County's website.

For additional information about eliminating mercury, visit the Environmental Protection Agency's website.