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Disposing of Mercury

I changed out an old thermostat to a digital. What do I do with the mercury switch besides build a bomb with it. Is there someone I could call or what.

As a kid we played with the stuff all the time now they send guys in hazmat suits.

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As a kid we played with the stff all the time now
you playz with the stiff?

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here's a list of sites.

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ive got a jar of it, I want to add to my collection

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As a kid we played with the stuff all the time now they send guys in hazmat suits.TIA
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something interesting which i learned a while back

a lot of cars have mercury in it. mostly for sensing light to turn headlights on. So what happens to that mercury when the cars get crushed at the yard?
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something interesting which i learned a while back

a lot of cars have mercury in it. mostly for sensing light to turn headlights on. So what happens to that mercury when the cars get crushed at the yard?
It ends up with everything else nobody needs, on a ship to china.

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Take some of your ammo. Drill a hole down the center from the tip towards the casing, but not all the way through. Fill the hole/resevoir with the mercury, then seal it off with some molten lead.

Once cured, you now have some kenetic energy rounds.


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I heard that the flourecent corkscrew light bulbs have mercury in them. Are we suposed to dispose of them in a special way? I finally had one go bad on me.

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I heard that the flourecent corkscrew light bulbs have mercury in them. Are we suposed to dispose of them in a special way? I finally had one go bad on me.
i believe in this instance, the stores that sell them (you are talking about CFL's right?) have been compelled to take them back from you. But I could be wrong on this.

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I heard that the flourecent corkscrew light bulbs have mercury in them. Are we suposed to dispose of them in a special way? I finally had one go bad on me.
I am certain that IKEA takes them bace as a CFL disposal site

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I heard that the flourecent corkscrew light bulbs have mercury in them. Are we suposed to dispose of them in a special way? I finally had one go bad on me.
You are not supposed to toss those in the trash, though I'm sure that a lot of folks do anyway. Call you local F.D. If they don't take them, then they can tell you where will.

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SHit, really, i ve been giving them to my 4 yr old to smash with his toy hammer and some safety glasses in his 4x4 box fort!

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I'll take it. I play with chemicals ... its my chosen profession. lolz
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If you guys want it pm me I will give it to you.

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I know a little about the mercury waste industry, there's already been a mailing system developed to allow people to put their mercury waste junk in and send it off to a proper facility. That was a while ago that I saw the thing though, I figured it would have hit the mainstream by now.
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