Thermostats

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Contains Mercury
Hazardous Waste

If your thermostat contains mercury, you can take it to one of our hazardous waste facilities or to the facility listed below:

Hazardous Waste Collection Facility 
889A Devlin Road, American Canyon | 1-800-984-9661
Every Friday & Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM
Households: no appointment or fees
Business: appointment only; fees charged

City of American Canyon Mercury Elimination Program
City of American Canyon Corporation Yard
205 Wetlands Edge Road, American Canyon | (707) 647-4550
Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Replacement of fever thermometers, mercury thermostats and disposal of mercury products for residents only.

By turning in your mercury thermostate, you may be eligible for a $5 rebate! Click here to see if you’re eligible for the $5 rebate.

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How to Check for Mercury

Remove the thermostat’s cover and check if you see a bulb or vial that contains a silver, metallic liquid. This silver, metallic liquid is mercury.

Do Not Throw in the Trash

A thermostat that contains mercury should be disposed of as Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), so never throw them in the trash.

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Digital Thermostats Are E-Waste

Digital thermostats should be disposed of as e-waste.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Return to an HVAC Wholesaler

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning  (HVAC) wholesalers are required by law to accept mercury thermostats free of charge. Find collectors who will recycle your thermostat.

Ways to Reduce

Replace Mercury Thermostats

Most thermostats nowadays are made without mercury, so they are less damaging to the environment and more energy efficient. Consider updating your thermostat to save energy and money.