Mercury Thermometer/Thermostat Recycling

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) and select member communities offer residents a recycling program for mercury-containing thermometers, thermostats and wall switches.  Mercury poses health and environmental risks. Mercury-containing products should be recycled whenever possible. Old thermometers contain up to 700 milligrams of mercury, 140 times more than a CFL.

The following communities provide drop-off locations for mercury thermometers, wall switches and thermostats. Please note that any resident that lives in a member community (SWANCC residents) are eligible to utilize this program.

Mercury may also be taken to Household Chemical Waste collection sites for disposal.

Arlington Heights Village Hall
Health Department
33 S Arlington Heights Rd
(847) 368-5760 
M-F: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Buffalo Grove Village Hall
50 Raupp Blvd
(847) 459-2530
M: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
T-F: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Elk Grove Village Hall
Health & Community Services Office
901 Wellington Ave
M-F: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
(847) 357-4240

Glencoe Village Hall
Residents Service Counter
675 Village Ct
M-F: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
(847) 835-4111

Glenview Village Hall
2500 E Lake Avenue
First Friday of each month: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Patricia Livingston (847) 904-4340

Hoffman Estates Village Hall
Front counter on first floor
1900 Hassell Rd
M-F: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
(847) 781-2631

Mount Prospect Public Works
1700 W Central Road
M-F: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
(847) 870-5640

Palatine Village Hall
Environmental Health Division
Village Services Counter -First Floor
200 E Wood Street
M-F: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(847) 359-9090

Park Ridge City Hall
505 Butler Place
M-F: 7:30 - 9:00 am
3:00 - 4:00 pm or by appointment
(847) 318-5319

South Barrington Village Hall
30 South Barrington Rd
M-F: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
(847) 381-7510

Winnetka Public Works Building
1390 Willow Rd
M-F: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
(847) 716-3568