State Sets Free Mercury Collection Program

WAYNE — The Evironmental Quality Co. is partnering with The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Mercury Collection Project.

This is an on-going effort to collect and properly recycle mercury.  Small and large business operations have traditionally been overlooked during mercury collection events.  The project’s objective is to address this issue and promote a long-term solution for easily collecting and recycling of mercury.  The program is free to anyone located in Michigan – residents included. 

Upon request, EQ will send a free collection bucket with a shipping box to your door. Each bucket will contain the easy-to-follow return instructions.  Once the bucket is filled with the mercury containing device(s), just simply apply the return label (provided with your bucket), securely tape the box, and place it where the designated shipper normally picks up your packages.  

EQ will facilitate the recycling of the mercury containing device(s). Most mercury items can be returned through this mail-back program. Some examples of eligible mercury containing devises include: thermometers, thermostats, gauges with silver colored liquid inside, dental amalgam, hydrometers, etc. 

The program ends Sept. 30. Call 734-547-2517 or e-mail mercurybucket@eqonline.com today to order your free collection container and instruction kit.

More information on the Mercury Collection Program can be found http://greatlakesrestoration.us/ or the EQ website at www.eqonline.com.

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