As of January 1, 2008, the disposal of mercury containing products at landfills, transfer stations and incinerators is prohibited. This means these items may not be disposed of as a solid waste with the “normal” garbage. The ban covers products including: thermometers, fluorescent lamps, thermostats, mercury button cell batteries, switches and relays. This includes the new power saving bulbs. Homeowners and businesses alike are subject to this ban.
However, the ban does not include the recycling of these items at solid waste facilities and we encourage residents to bring them to the facility for recycling along with their other recyclables (at no charge). The Town of Hooksett has been recycling these items for years. They can not be collected at the curb.