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Mercury Collection Program

Due to the health risks associated with broken mercury thermometers, and the high costs of clean-up associated with household mercury spills, the Medina County Sanitary Engineer's Office is conducting an on-going Mercury Collection Program.

Residents of Medina County can bring mercury-containing items, including medical thermometers, mercury switches, and liquid mercury for free collection.

Mercury is a silvery liquid, most commonly found inside glass thermometers and thermostat switches. ALL unbroken mercury thermometers, and mercury containing devices MUST be sealed inside TWO zip-lock bags, or a rigid, sealed container, such as a glass jar or plastic bottle prior to leaving your home.

If you are unable to transport the mercury containing devices, please contact the Medina County Sanitary Engineer's Office direct at (330) 723-9579 to arrange to have the mercury picked up at your home.

Please e-mail questions regarding this program to Amy Lyon-Galvin.

Additional information

Pamphlet: "Mercury in your household"

Resources for dental professionals

Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Guide for integrating BMPs into your practice

Mandatory BMPs

Recommended BMPs

Sample BMP Log

Frequently Asked Questions