State Of Michigan Extends The Great Lakes Mercury Collection Program

Mar 10, 2015

Free program allows residents to safely dispose of devices containing the hazardous material

Michigan is extending its Great Lakes Mercury Collection Program through the month of September. The program was responsible for removing nearly 700 pounds of mercury from the local environment last year.

Judie Napier is the Business Manager of U.S. Ecology, one of the organizations operating the program. Napier attests everything they collect is disposed of safely and securely. Napier states that the "process seperates the mercury from the other products and captures it all for recycling."

Napier says they will take all forms of mercury, with the exceptions of compact flourescent light bulbs.

More information about the program is available at or at