Recycling Mercury Waste

Veolia Environmental Services provides innovative mercury waste recycling services, designed to ensure safety and regulatory compliance. We own and operate advanced distillation and retort technologies that use mechanical and thermal processes to extract in excess of 99%  of the mercury from mercury-containing items including fluorescent lamps, automotive switches and medical apparatus.

Customize Your Recycling Program

Veolia will work with you and your team to:

  • Assess and thorougly understand your recycling requirements
  • Develop customized profiling, containers, and labeling to transport and dispose of your mercury-containing items safely
  • Help you select the most convenient service intervals for your business

Veolia features:

  • Easy-to-use, prepaid, RecyclePak® mailing containers for small quantities of waste material, such as lamps, mercury devices, dental amalgam and batteries
  • Convenient, on-time, pickups for large quantities of waste materials
  • Documented compliance certificates to help you prove compliance with state and federal regulations
  • A nationwide network of experienced mercury waste recycling representatives who work directly with businesses in your area

Visit Veolia’s dedicated RecyclePak® website to learn more and to start recycling.

  • RecyclePak®
  • Lamp and ballast recycling
  • Battery recycling
  • E-waste recycling
  • PCB and non-PCB electrical equipment recycling

Veolia Environmental Services operates four, fully-permitted lighting and electronic recycling facilities in the United States. As required by law, Veolia maintains fully-funded closure plans for these facilities.

Our mercury recycling facilities are:

  • Fully-permitted and state licensed
  • State permitted for universal waste
  • Audited by federal and state regulatory agencies
  • CHWMEG audited

Veolia offers:

  • Company-owned transportation
  • An audited network of approved third-party transporters
Items Accepted

Veolia accepts these forms of mercury-containing waste:

  • Fluorescent and HID lamps
  • Electrical devices
  • Precision instruments
  • Medical apparatus
  • Mercury compounds
  • Dental amalgam
  • Debris and contaminated soil
  • Automotive switches
  • Thermostats
  • Elemental mercury

Veolia Environmental Services maintains a proven record of compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations.

Veolia helps you:

  • Ensure that the handling, transport, recycling, reuse and disposal of all waste products meets state and federal regulations
  • Protect against liability

Veolia mercury waste recycling:

  • Meets or exceeds the standards set by the Federal Resource Conservation and
  • Recovery Act (RCRA) for mercury identification, storage, transport, treatment and disposal
  • Complies with the Universal Waste Rule
  • Provides contractors operations and professional services protection (COPS)
  • Offers technical expertise in hazardous waste, including compliance management solutions and training
Industries Served
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Governmental
  • Manufacturing
  • Petrochemical and Refinery


Request For Information
Advanced Disposal Services has taken over ownership and operations of Veolia’s solid waste business. If you have relied on Veolia for your home or business’s solid waste disposal or recycling services, or are interested in requesting new service, please visit Advanced Disposal’s website for further information

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