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.
Mercury is accepted at the Solid Waste District’s Household Hazardous Waste collection area.