2014-03-06 / Community

Mercury collection program continues efforts

LANSING – EQ has partnered with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Mercury Collection Program. This is an on-going effort to collect and properly recycle mercury.

Small and large business operations have traditionally been overlooked during mercury collection events. The project’s objective is to address this issue and promote a long-term solution for easily collecting and recycling of mercury. The program is free, but only available to anyone located in Michigan – residents included.

The program is easy. Upon request, EQ will send a free collection bucket with a shipping box to the requestor’s door via common carrier. Each bucket will contain the easy-to-follow return instructions.

Once the bucket is filled with the mercury containing device(s), simply apply the return label (provided with the bucket), securely tape the box, and place it where the designated shipper normally picks up packages.

EQ will facilitate the recycling of the mercury containing devise(s). Most mercury items can be returned through this mail-back program. The program does not include fluorescent bulbs.

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