EPA Land-Disposal Restrictions mandate that all waste streams containing mercury at levels greater than 260mg/kg be retorted or IMERC (incineration.) Due to subsequent environmental liability, retort is the best option. Incineration of mercury waste is far more expensive than retort.
Landfill-banned devices are in use everywhere in near everything. While it’s important to know which devices are subject to “Universal Waste” management, it is crucial mercury waste is stored, labeled and transported in compliance to applicable local, state and federal regulations.
Wall-mounted mercury thermostats, thermometers and mercury switches are more common mercury devices. These “common mercury devices” are major sources of mercury in the solid waste stream.
Today’s technology enables this waste stream to be recycled properly and affordably. Midwest ensures the latest processes and technology are used for safe storage, transport and recycling of these components.
Midwest recycles any mercury device you have:
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