Saturday, September 17
8 AM- 11 AM
Miller Environmental Group, Inc., (532 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse)
Mercury can be harmful to humans and wildlife if improperly handled. Keeping mercury thermometers and thermostats out of the trash benefits the environment and the community.
To prevent the potential hazards of mercury, OCRRA and Covanta, the operator of the local Waste-to-Energy Facility, are sponsoring a special mercury thermostat and thermometer take back day on Sat., Sept. 17, 2022.
Onondaga County residents are invited to bring mercury thermometers and thermostats to Miller Environmental Group, Inc., (532 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 17. No materials from businesses are accepted. Only residential items are accepted.
Participating residents will receive a Lowe's gift card worth $10 when they turn in a mercury containing thermostat or thermometer. Residents dropping off a mercury containing thermometer will also receive a mercury-free (digital) thermometer!*
Attendees must fill out a registration form - in advance - and place it on the dash of their vehicle on the day of the event.
Learn how to tell if you have a mercury-containing thermometer or thermostat by visiting this link.
If you cannot make the drop-off event, mercury thermometers can be managed through OCRRA’s Household Hazardous Waste Program, if brought in with other acceptable program materials. Search www.thermostat-recycle.org/ for locations to dispose of mercury thermostats year-round, as they are not accepted at OCRRA’s Household Hazardous Waste Program.
*One gift card per resident, regardless of the number of mercury containing items that are dropped off.
Please fill out the form below to register for the event.