Mercury Disposal Control Act
Effective Jan. 1, 2011
State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
The Mercury Disposal Control Act applies to your business if your business utilizes mercury-added consumer products, such as fluorescent light bulbs, and meets one of the other following criteria:
- Employees 10 or more employees;
- Owns, maintains a building of at least 3,000 square feet, excluding private residences;
- Owns or maintains one (1) or more electrical distribution systems;
- Engages in the demolition of buildings, excluding private residences; or
- Owns or operates a tanning bed salon
The Mercury Disposal Act requires proper recycling of mercury-added consumer products rather than disposing of these products in a solid waste stream. Read the details of the act and what products are included.
For questions on how and where to properly dispose of mercury in Clarksville-Montgomery County visit Bi-County Solid Waste Management or call (931) 648-5751.