Mercury Waste …
It’s a Dual Threat.
While Mercury is one of the most useful of the heavy metals found in our daily lives, it is also one of the most deadly. When carelessly handled or improperly disposed of, Mercury gets into drinking water, lakes, rivers and streams and becomes a clear threat to human health and the environment.
Not only is Mercury a threat to our quality of life when it is not properly recycled, it can also be a significant threat to the overall health of your business. Local and state environmental regulations combine with the strict EPA enforcement of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) to regulate the generation, treatment, storage, handling, clean-up, transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes, including products which contain Mercury.
Your company may be at risk of severe financial penalties, criminal prosecution and long-term liability if products which contain Mercury are improperly recycled.