Mercury Disposal

The Health Department accepts:

  • Mercury thermometers and Mercury thermostats

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

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.