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.

Businesses must contract with a licensed environmental services company for proper disposal or recycling. For business locations, see the list of options below.



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.