Free mercury collection program for Michigan businesses and residents

The Environmental Quality Company (EQ) has partnered with The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Mercury Collection Project. This is an on-going effort to collect and properly recycle mercury. Small and large business operations have traditionally been overlooked during mercury collection events. The project’s objective is to address this issue and promote a long-term solution for easily collecting and recycling of mercury. The program is free to anyone located in Michigan – residents included. 
 Upon request, EQ will send a free collection bucket with a shipping box via common carrier.  Each bucket will contain return instructions. Most mercury items can be returned through this mail-back program. Some examples are: thermometers, thermostats, gauges with silver colored liquid inside, dental amalgam, hydrometers, etc.
The program ends Sept. 30. Call 734-547-2517 or e-mail to order free collection container and instruction kit.
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The Environmental Quality Company is a fully integrated environmental services and waste management organization based in Wayne. It implements innovative technology and service solutions that minimize waste volumes, reduce costs and protect the environment.  EQ owns ISO certified treatment, disposal and recycling facilities and manages an extensive line of remediation, industrial cleaning and total waste management services throughout the United States.


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