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New York State law prohibits the disposal of mercury as regular solid waste. Businesses in Westchester County are required to deliver mercury containing products to a permitted recycler for proper disposal.

Mercury-containing products include:

  • Fluorescent light bulbs (tubes and compact versions)
  • HID (High Intensity Discharge) lamps
  • Car mercury switches
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Mercury thermostats
  • Electrical relays & other electrical devices

The companies below provide mercury recycling services. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by Westchester County.

Mercury Recycling Services
  • American Lamp Recycling
  • Tel: (845) 896-0058
    Mail-back program and pick-up service to properly dispose of fluorescent light bulbs as well as other mercury containing items.
  • Next Level for Recycling
  • Tel: (877) 82B-GREEN
    Mail-back program to properly dispose of fluorescent light bulbs as well as other mercury containing items.
  • Safety-Kleen
  • Tel: (845) 353-0900
    Provides a wide variety of environmental cleaning services, including mercury recycling.
  • Tri-State Environmental
  • Tel: (888) 872-1236
      Provides a wide variety of environmental cleaning and pest management services, including mercury recycling.

    In addition, Home Depot and Lowe's Stores accept intact compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) for recycling, free of charge. Visit the Mercury Thermostat Corporation for directions to free mercury thermostat recycling sites.

    Cleanup small spills yourself
    In general, you can clean up a small mercury spill yourself, such as from a fever thermometer or thermostat by following these instructions.

    In recognition of the health risks associated with exposure to mercury, Westchester County banned the use and sale of certain mercury containing products, such as manometers and mercury fever thermometers, to protect the health of Westchester County residents.