Mercury Disposal

The Shrewsbury Health Department, located on the first floor of the Town Hall has a Mercury Recovery Return program and will accept the items mentioned below:

  • Mercury thermometers, Mercury thermostats, and Mercury button batteries

Note: If you have a broken mercury thermometer or mercury thermostat, please
          secure it/them in a tightly-sealed lidded container.

We CANNOT accept any mercury-bearing light bulb or fluorescent tube*.          

*Shrewsbury residents may return fluorescent tubes up to 4 feet in length to:

               Rocky's Ace Hardware
               261 West Main Street
               Northborough, MA 01532
               508-393-5428

Requirements: Please wrap Fluorescent Tubes to prevent breakage. Broken tubes will not be accepted. Please be prepared to show proof of residency. There is no fee for this service.