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Mercury Thermometers

A mercury thermometer is a device used to measure temperature which contains liquid mercury.

Household Hazardous Waste

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

Mercury is readily absorbed into the body when you touch it and poses a risk to the environment in landfills.

What to do with a broken mercury thermometer. For additional safe disposal locations call 1-800-CLEANUP (1-800-253-2687).

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Paid Drop-off If broken, place it inside a sealable container to contain any possible leakage.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off If broken, place it inside a sealable container to contain any possible leakage.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Paid Drop-off If broken, place it inside a sealable container to contain any possible leakage.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off If broken, place it inside a sealable container to contain any possible leakage.
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 If broken, place it inside a sealable container to contain any possible leakage.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off  If broken, place it inside a sealable container to contain any possible leakage.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off If broken, place it inside a sealable container to contain any possible leakage.
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Safe Disposal Free Drop-off
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 and drop off
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Safe Disposal Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off
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
Photo Waste Recycling Co. 2980 Kerner Boulevard
Northern CA Headquarters
San Rafael Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up
Recology SF Business Haz. Waste Drop-Off (VSQG Program) 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off Quantity limits and disposal fees apply. You must qualify and make an appointment in advance. San Francisco businesses only.
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Facility 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per day of all household hazardous waste. San Francisco residents only. Address verification required. Open Thursday-Saturday only from 8am-4pm.
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Pick-up San Francisco Residents only.
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Safe Disposal Free Drop-off This item is hazardous and must be disposed of properly.
Veolia Environmental Services 1125 Hensley St Richmond Safe Disposal Paid Mail-in

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