Michigan Offers Free Mercury Collection Program
Upon request, EQ will send a free collection bucket with a shipping box to the requestor’s door via common carrier. Each bucket will contain easy-to-follow return instructions. Once the bucket is filled with the mercury-containing device(s), the requestor applies the return label (provided with the bucket), securely tapes the box, and places it where the designated shipper normally picks up packages at that location. EQ will facilitate recycling the mercury-containing device(s).
Most mercury items can be returned through this mail-back program. Some examples of eligible mercury-containing devices include: thermostats, thermometers, gauges with silver-colored liquid inside, dental amalgam, hydrometers, etc.
The program ends Sept. 30, 2013.
To order a free collection container and instruction kit, call 734-547-2517 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 4/22/2013