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Mercury Devices

Mercury Device Recycling with NLR

Wall mounted mercury thermostats, thermometers and mercury switches are some of the more common everyday items that are a major source of mercury in the solid waste stream. NLR ensures that your mercury device recycling utilized the latest processes and technology for the safe storage, transport, and recovery of these components.

Different Sources of Liquid Mercury

  • Thermostats
  • Thermometers
  • Barometers
  • Manometers
  • Mercury Switches and Relays
  • Medical Equipment
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Accepted Mercury Containing Devices

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NLR recycles all different sizes of mercury containing thermometers.

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NLR recycles thermostats containing liquid mercury.

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Mercury Switches And More

NLR recycles mercury containing switches, relays, and medical equipment.

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Featured Services

White-glove Truckload Pick-up

National Mail-back Program

Have a recurring stream of universal waste? Enjoy the convenience
of an email or call-in to schedule a pick-up, or set up recurring weekly
or monthly pick-ups. Recurring pick-ups can be automatically scheduled,
no phone call required. Let, NLR’s fully licensed and permitted fleet
of vehicles and drivers safely transport your universal waste. Recycling
universal waste doesn’t have to be a burden. We do pick-up right.

Our BakPak program is as simple as pack-ship-done. We pre-label
all containers identifying your location. No additional administration
is required by the customer. Just pack the container and
call FedEx for pick-up.

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Keeping Mercury Out Of The Environment

In All Its Forms

In addition to the mercury NLR captures when processing light bulbs, we also offer mercury device recycling. Where lamps contain mercury powder, mercury devices contain liquid mercury, and we take every precaution to limit exposures and environmental contamination. We ship and store mercury devices in sealed containers, before processing the components and are constantly evolving our best practices to make sure we capture as much mercury as possible. For example, we can now offer an additional retort step to sequester more mercury. We believe taking this extra time and every precaution helps fulfill our mission of keeping mercury out of the environment.

Want to learn more about Mercury?

Visit the EPA’s Mercury Page

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A picture of various mercury containing bulbs including CFLs, halogens, high pressure sodium, and pin lamps. NLR recycles lamps, bulbs, and fluorescent lights.

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