DEEP: Mercury Information for Individuals/Families/Consumers

Mercury Information for Individuals/Families/Consumers

The Mercury Thermometer Exchange Program has concluded. The Connecticut Hazardous Waste Program exchanged over 90,000 mercury thermometers for digital thermometers. Although the exchange program has concluded you may still bring your mercury thermometer to your local household hazardous waste collection. Check the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule.

  • If you have a mercury spill, please report it to the CT DEEP 24-hour Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Hotline at: 860-424- 3338; or Toll Free at 1-866-DEP-SPIL (1-866-337-7745)If these numbers are unavailable for any reason, call (860) 424-3333.

  • For questions regarding potential mercury poisoning, contact the Poison Control Center at the UCONN Health Center at 1-800-222-1222.
  • For general questions about mercury, please call the Mercury  Information Line at 1-877-537-2488.

Exposing Mercury (English version, PDF; Spanish Version PDF)

Household Products Containing Mercury

Compact Fluorescent Lamps

The Sale of Antiques That Contain Mercury

Managing Broken Thermometers

Managing Mercury Thermostats

Managing Household Batteries

Household Hazardous Waste

Electronics Recycling (computers, tvs)

PCB Capacitors

Toxics in Packaging

Background Information

Related Links:

CT Department of Public Health Information:

US EPA Mercury Homepage

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Content Last Updated on August 25, 2017