Ionic, Compounds, and Metallic
Mercury compounds, aqueous solutions, and elemental Mercury:
- Please keep dry solids separated from solutions.
- A mercury concentration greater than or equal to 0.2 mg/AL is designated as hazardous waste and must be shipped off campus for disposal.
- All anions of mercury compounds are accepted with the exception of mercury sulfide.
- Ionic and metallic will go to a mercury recovery facility and retorted.
Mercury Metal Wastes
- For a Mercury Metal Spill, please see the 'Mercury Spill Clean-Up Procedures'.
- Collect waste mercury in a clean glass or plastic bottle with a tight sealing lid.
- Label as 'Mercury Waste'
- Separate from other chemical waste.
- Arrange for pick-up.
Mercury Safety & Disposal articles: