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Mercury-Containing Items

Mercury-containing items include thermostats, thermometers, barometers, and other types of medical and measuring equipment which contain liquid mercury (fluorescent tubes and bulbs, level and float type switches, and mercuric oxide household batteries).

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Mercury-containing items include thermostats, thermometers, barometers, and other types of medical and measuring equipment which contain liquid mercury (fluorescent tubes and bulbs, level and float type switches, and mercuric oxide household batteries).

For details about mercury-containing items, click here.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off  
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Does not accept flashing shoes, but will accept the flashing device if it is removed from the shoe.
City of Palo Alto Household Hazardous Waste Station Program 2501 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Only 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per visit. Must be a Palo Alto resident, proof of residency is required.
Clean Earth (AERC) (Hayward) 30677 Huntwood Ave Hayward Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Mail-in recycling kit & drop off. Mercury salts and compounds, mercury solutions, carbon, phosphor powder, soils, silver solutions, gold solutions, most all mercury apparatus, debris, and devices
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off NEVER tape fluorescent light tubes together. Doing so increases the risk of breakage and mercury contamination. To pack fluorescents or HIDs, use original packaging or other sturdy protective containers. Secure the packaging with tape or twine. Place smaller bulbs, such as compact fluorescents and halogens, in a zip-loc bag.
Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Berkeley Regional Office
700 Heinz Ave; Suite 200
Berkeley Safe Disposal Free Mail-in Information Link: https://dtsc.ca.gov/toxics-in-products/mercury-waste/
Environmental Logistics Northern CA Office
3200 Depot Rd
Hayward Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up Commercial volumes
EZ on the Earth 1919 Williams Street
Suite 350
Simi Valley Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off
Freon Free 1881 Walters Ct Suite A Fairfield Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
Lighting Resources Recyclers (EZ on the Earth) 400 N Forsythe St Franklin Safe Disposal Paid Mail-in
Photo Waste Recycling Co. 2980 Kerner Boulevard
Northern CA Headquarters
San Rafael Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Pick-N-Pull 1065 Commercial St
"North"
San Jose Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Mercury switches
Pick-N-Pull (1015 Market Ave) 1015 Market St. Richmond Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Mercury switches

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