Why Mercury Thermostats are not accepted by Accurate
Why Mercury Thermostats are not accepted by Accurate – Thermostats are often classified as “mercury containing equipment” or a device or part of a device that contains elemental mercury integral to its function.
Mercury is a chemical element; the only metal that is liquid at standard conditions for temperature and pressure. Mercury is extremely toxic, can cause both chronic and acute poisoning and must be handled with care.
Your options for disposal of mercury thermostats:
- Your local municipality website containing information on mercury disposal
- US Environmental Protection Agency
- The Thermostat Recycling Corporation – https://www.thermostat-recycle.org/
- Earth911.com – offers local listings for recycling companies that also accept hazardous wastes