Mercury Collection Program

Mercury Collection Program

 

 

 

Products containing mercury are NOT accepted curbside for collection. These materials are also NOT accepted for Disposal at CBRM’s Waste Management Facility. Residents who have products containing mercury can bring many of these items to CBRM’s Residential Household Special Waste Depot.  The depot is located in the Sydport Industrial Park. The address is:

CBRM's Residential Household Special Waste Depot
345 Gulf Crescent
Edwardsville, Nova Scotia
B2A 4V2

 

Please note, the Residential Household Special Waste Depot does not accept mercury containing products from businesses, industries or commercial sector. This sector should contact 1-877-688-3068 for disposal options.

 

 

About the Program

Mercury is a toxic pollutant that threatens the health of humans, fish and other wildlife. By recycling mercury-containing products, you can help reduce the amount of mercury entering our environment.

The Mercury Collection program is a multi-stream mercury diversion program funded by Nova Scotia Power Incorporated (NSPI) and is offered free of charge to residents in Nova Scotia. This initiative is administered by Efficiency Nova Scotia and delivered in partnership with Scout Environmental.

 

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Where can residents bring Mercury Containing Products?

Mercury-containing products can be taken to a drop-off location free of charge. For a location nearest you visit www.efficiencyns.ca/service/mercury-collection/

 

Can a business, industry or commercial sector bring their Mercury containing products to CBRM’s Household Special Waste Drop-off site?

CBRM’s Residential Household Special Waste Depot will not accept mercury containing products from businesses, industries or the commercial sector. These sectors are encouraged to contact 1-877-688-3068 for disposal options.

CBRM’s Residential Household Special Waste Depot ONLY accepts HSW materials from residents.

 

What Mercury Containing Products are accepted at CBRM’s Household Special Waste Drop-Off?

 Residential Products

LIGHTING APPLIANCES THERMOSTATS OTHER
CFL's Appliance switches (e.g. chest freezers Thermostats Barometers
Fluorescent Tubes (T5, T8, T12)     Button cell batteries
     

Household thermometers

 

     

Loose liquid mercury

 

     

Medical Devices

 

      Sphygmomanometers (blood-pressure meter)

 Please note:  pickup information for appliance switches Call 1-888-303-2103 to schedule pick-up or book online.

 

Why should I recycle mercury-containing products?

By recycling mercury-containing products you will help reduce the amount of mercury entering the Nova Scotian environment.

 

Is there a fee for recycling mercury-containing products?

There is no cost to bring your mercury–containing products to a local drop-off site that accepts these products. This service is free.

 

Who is funding this program?

This program is funded by Nova Scotia Power.

 

Do I need to remove the mercury from the product before I drop it off for recycling?

Please keep mercury-containing products intact when dropping them off for recycling. For safety reasons, do not attempt to remove mercury yourself. In the event of a spill, follow the Environment and Climate Change Canada guidelines for cleaning up small mercury spills.

 

Why Dispose of Mercury Containing Products responsibly?

Mercury is a toxic pollutant that threatens the health of humans, fish and other wildlife. By recycling mercury-containing products and disposing of them properly you will help reduce the amount of mercury entering our environment and therefore:

  •  Reduce risk to human health
  •  Reduce risk to the environment and eco system
  •  Reduces risk our food supply
  •  Reduce risk to our waterways

 

Waste Management Questions

Residents who have more questions about Waste Management are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902)567-1337 or visit www.cbrm.ns.ca/solidwaste.  Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.