Mercury thermostats are considered a hazardous waste and are banned from disposal in Vermont landfills. For more information regarding mercury thermostats, please go to https://dec.vermont.gov/waste-management/solid/product-stewardship/mercury/proper-disposal.

Mercury thermostats are accepted at SWAC’s household hazardous waste events. They may be taken to the Rutland County Solid Waste District Hazardous Waste Depot on Gleason Road in Rutland and disposed of for a permit fee. Call 802-775-7209 for additional information.

Mercury and mercury-containing devices (thermometers, switches, relays, neon lights, and thermostats) are accepted at all household hazardous waste events.