Dispose of Thermostats Right

Do not place mercury or mercury-containing devices in your trash or recycling. Mercury can be hazardous to your health and the environment.

For a list of local companies that recycle thermostats, see the Thermostat Recycling Corporation for a search by zip code.


The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District offers a free year-round drop off for mercury and mercury-containing devices at their facility in Cuyahoga Heights. See details.


Household thermometers and thermostats with mercury can be recycled in a household hazardous waste collection.


For details on cleaning up a mercury spill or broken thermometer, see these guidelines from the U.S. EPA.

Waste from Businesses or Commercial Properties

There are different rules for disposal of hazardous wastes from a business, including thermometers. Businesses must contract with a licensed company for proper disposal or recycling. See the Business Locations list below for options.



Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area.