See restrictions and instructions below:
Thermostats and switches that contain mercury
Thermostats and switches may contain mercury. Transport mercury-containing items in a sealed plastic or glass container.
If you have a broken mercury thermostat or switch, follow the instructions on the MPCA factsheet Cleaning up Spilled Mercury in the Home. Bring broken item and clean up materials in a closed bag to a Hennepin County Drop-off Facility.
For information about storing and transporting items that contain mercury, see guidelines for household hazardous waste.