Elemental Mercury

Elemental mercury, or liquid mercury that is not contained within a device, is a health hazard and must be cleaned up and disposed of in a very specific manner. 

For instructions on how to clean up elemental mercury, if spilled, follow this link to the Environmental Protection Agency’s website:  https://www.epa.gov/mercury/what-do-if-mercury-thermometer-breaks

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has a free mercury collection service for the proper disposal of this material. For more information, please contact the following DEP staff:  Walt Bair at 717-705-4741 or Chris Bosnyak at 717-705-4742.