Digital thermometers: remove and recycle battery then put in garbage
Digital thermometers contain a button battery that contains hazardous materials and must be recycled. Remove and recycle the battery. The rest of the digital thermometer may be put in the garbage. If you cannot remove the battery, take the entire thermometer to a Hennepin County Drop-off Facility.
Alcohol thermometers: put in garbage
Alcohol thermometers do not have any hazardous materials and can be put in the garbage. Alcohol thermometers are often meant for outdoor use as the alcohol keeps the liquid from freezing. These thermometers usually have red or blue liquid inside.
Hennepin County drop-off facilities
See restrictions and instructions below: