It is important to keep mercury out of our environment and water supply. To dispose of household mercury containing products, such as thermometers, thermostats or barometers, bring these items to your local HHW collection. If you come across larger amounts of mercury in your home please contact the Barnstable County Hazardous Waste team at #508-375-6699.

Residents and businesses in every town on Cape Cod participate in this program by recycling mercury-containing devices at transfer stations and recycling centers. Residents and businesses can also bring mercury devices (except for bulbs) to scheduled Household Hazardous Products Collections.

Mercury Collection Program for Businesses: HVACs, electricians, plumbers, boatyards, and associated industries can participate in an easy, free mercury collection program. Call Kalliope at 508-375-6699 or 774-487-8802 for more details or to sign up.

For more information, see below:

Elemental Mercury FAQs

The Dangers of Mercury

Mercury in Our Homes, Water, and Environment

Mercury Hazards in Your Home

Mercury Information from the EPA

General Energy Efficiency Information

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Mercury

Mercury in Lighting

Mass DEP Mercury Recycling Locations

Ask us for our Mercury Collection Bookmark- an easy reminder of what to do if you come across mercury.

Mercury Bookmark