A picture of a NLR employee holding two thermometers up in the mercury sorting area. NLR recycles mercury containing devices and other universal waste.

Mercury Devices

Why NLR recycles mercury devices.

Wall mounted mercury thermostats, thermometers and mercury switches are some of the more common everyday items that are a major source of mercury in the solid waste stream. NLR ensures that your mercury device recycling utilized the latest processes and technology for the safe storage, transport, and recovery of these components.

Different Sources of Liquid Mercury

  • Thermostats
  • Thermometers
  • Barometers
  • Manometers
  • Mercury Switches and Relays
  • Medical Equipment
A picture of two hands a thermostat controller and the small vial of liquid mercury contained inside. NLR recycles mercury containing devices and other universal waste.

Accepted Mercury Containing Devices.

A picture of three different size thermometers. NLR recycles mercury containing thermometers and other mercuy containing devices.


NLR recycles all different sizes of mercury containing thermometers.

A picture of two different styles of thermostats. NLR recycles thermostats and other mercury containing equipment.


NLR recycles thermostats containing liquid mercury.

A picture of a mercury switch. NLR recycles mercury switches and relays and other mercury containing devices.

Mercury Switches And More

NLR recycles mercury containing switches, relays, and medical equipment.

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Featured Services

White-glove Truckload Pickup

Have a recurring stream of universal waste? Enjoy the convenience of an email or call-in to schedule a pick-up, or set up recurring weekly or monthly pick-ups. Recurring pick-ups can be automatically scheduled, no phone call required. Let, NLR’s fully licensed and permitted fleet of vehicles and drivers safely transport your universal waste. Recycling universal waste doesn’t have to be a burden. We do pick-up right.

National Mail-back Program

Our BakPak program is as simple as pack-ship-done. We pre-label all containers identifying your location. No additional administration is required by the customer. Just pack the container and call FedEx for pick-up.

Keeping Mercury Out Of The Environment

In All Its Forms

In addition to the mercury NLR captures when processing light bulbs, we also offer mercury device recycling. Where lamps contain mercury powder, mercury devices contain liquid mercury, and we take every precaution to limit exposures and environmental contamination. We ship and store mercury devices in sealed containers, before processing the components and are constantly evolving our best practices to make sure we capture as much mercury as possible. For example, we can now offer an additional retort step to sequester more mercury. We believe taking this extra time and every precaution helps fulfill our mission of keeping mercury out of the environment.

Want to learn more about Mercury?

Visit the EPA’s Mercury Page

A picture of a water droplet on a plant leaf. Universal Waste can release harmful bio-accumulates into the water supply. NLR helps keep these chemicals out of the water by recycling universal waste.

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