Recycling & Waste

Barometers (Mercury)


If you spill mercury, do not vacuum it up. Immediately call the Minnesota Duty Officer at 651-649-5451 for proper cleanup procedures, or refer to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's fact sheet on spilled mercury.

Legal Considerations

It is illegal to place mercury-containing products in the trash.


Keep the mercury intact and bring it to the household hazardous waste collection sites for free.