Thermostats and mercury switches, as well as many thermometers, contain mercury, which emits toxic fumes when exposed to air.
Contact the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at 216-443-3749 for proper instruction and locations for the disposal of these items.
Honeywell, a thermostat manufacturer, will properly dispose of Honeywell thermostats from in-home use. Call 1-800-345-6770 for a free, postage-paid mailing pouch.
These lights also contain a small amount of mercury. Please visit Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's page on how to properly dispose of fluorescent lights.
To learn more, visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District website or call them at 216-443-3749.