Many older, and some new products, contain mercury, including thermostats, button batteries, compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) and thermometers. Mercury is a toxic, bio-accumulative and persistent heavy metal that threatens human and ecosystem health. It is important that products containing mercury are properly recycled once they reach the end of their useful life so the mercury is not released into the air, water, or soil. Niagara Region residents can recycle these items free of charge and help keep mercury out of the environment.
From April 19 – 24, residents dropping off an item containing mercury at one of Niagara Region’s Household Hazardous Waste Depot locations listed below will be eligible for entry into a draw for a $50 Visa gift card. To enter the contest, residents must scan the QR code or visit the website provided, when they drop their items with Mercury at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot, to access an online contest form.
For a list of items containing mercury, residents can visit the Mercury Roundup website for Niagara.
Mercury Drop-off Locations
- Niagara Road 12 Household Hazardous Waste Depot, Concession Rd. 7, West Lincoln. Open to residents of Grimsby, Lincoln, Pelham and West Lincoln only.
- Humberstone Household Hazardous Waste Depot, Humberstone Rd., Welland
- Thorold Yard Household Hazardous Waste Depot, 3557 Thorold Townline Rd., Thorold