Frequent Questions

Is the reclamation and sale of mercury processing?

Is the reclamation of elemental mercury from mercury retorting (e.g., recycled fluorescent lamps, contaminated phosphor powder, mercury batteries, and other sources) and the subsequent sale of the recovered mercury (e.g., for use in thermometers and other equipment) subject to the 10 pound processing threshold?


Yes. Mercury retorted from wastes and subsequently distributed into commerce should be counted towards the 10 pound processing threshold. Additional information on mercury and mercury compounds is available in the Guidance for Reporting Toxic Chemicals: Mercury and Mercury Compounds Category.

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