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Mercury Waste Disposal In Laboratories

We provide secure, professional and safe mercury waste disposal services for laboratories and businesses across the UK.

A Few Chemical Waste Services We Offer

Chlorine Waste Disposal

We specialise in disposing of chlorine waste in large quantities.

Ethanol Disposal

Our team provides ethanol disposal services for businesses across the UK.

Acetone Disposal

We specialise in disposing of acetone for laboratories nationwide.

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Mercury Waste Management Service

Our team specialises in the recycling and disposal of mercury waste. At Collect and Recycle, we provide professional collections from our licensed waste handlers, ensuring the proper disposal of mercury waste. 

Mercury containing products often include batteries, dental amalgam, fluorescent tubes, thermometers and more. We also offer a specialist service for recycling various forms of batteries, such as EV, lithium, and dry cells.

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Get in touch with our team today by filling in the form. One of us will get back to you shortly with more information and provide you with a quote. We can then arrange a recycling collection that suits your business.

Is Mercury Hazardous Waste?

Yes, mercury is classified as a hazardous waste. This means that it may pose a threat to human health and the environment. Dealing with mercury waste in laboratory settings requires adherence to stringent regulations and standards due to its hazardous nature. 

Mercury is classified as hazardous waste due to its toxic properties and potential for environmental contamination. When mercury is released into the environment, it can convert into methylmercury, a compound that poses significant health risks to humans and wildlife. Laboratories that use mercury, including mercury compounds or elemental mercury, must follow specific protocols for its disposal to mitigate these risks.

Why Do I Need Professional Mercury Disposal Services?


Mercury and its compounds are highly toxic, particularly in the form of vapour. Mercury vapour suppressant techniques are essential in environments where mercury is used to prevent inhalation exposure.

Environmental Impact

Mercury can have severe environmental consequences, contaminating water sources and entering the food chain. This emphasises the need for meticulous waste disposal practices.

Safe Storage and Disposal

Mercury must be stored in secure containers to avoid any leaks or spills. In the event of a mercury spill, immediate and careful clean-up is crucial, using appropriate mercury spill kits and procedures.

Mercury Waste Recycling For Businesses

Laboratories and businesses that generate mercury waste can take proactive steps to ensure recycling. Engaging in mercury recycling not only complies with environmental regulations but also contributes to the conservation of resources.

It’s crucial to handle and dispose of mercury and mercury-bearing equipment following regulatory guidelines. This includes using designated containers and following proper procedures to prevent exposure and environmental release.

We can convert waste mercury into reusable forms or safely contain it to prevent environmental contamination. By recycling mercury, businesses can reduce the demand for virgin mercury extraction and contribute to a more sustainable practice.

Get in touch with our certified waste disposal team today. We can offer services for mercury waste containers and disposal. This ensures that all procedures are performed safely and in compliance with regulatory standards.