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Mercury is a dangerous substance. Used in a variety of industrial devices, including float valves, mercury switches, mercury relays, and fluorescent lamps, as well as in many medical devices, mercury has been linked to a variety of neurological disorders. These disorders can be as minor as occasional tremors and sleep disturbances or as serious as violent muscle spasms, cognitive impairment and impaired pulmonary function.
When dealing with mercury, it's critical to work with a trained hazardous waste expert.
As the nation's largest mercury waste retort company, Waste Management can handle all your mercury waste safely and at a competitive price. Our exclusive, highly efficient technology can process any size containers, from our highly convenient recycle by mail programs up to solutions designed for multiple roll offs of materials. Our Union Grove facility hosts a patented continuous-flow retort oven, designed to process 1,000 lbs. per hour of flowable mercury contaminated powders and other solids. The four stationary retort ovens can process up to twenty-seven 55-gallon drum equivalents per batch, enabling us to handle a wide variety of big, hard-to-handle wastes such as large pieces of contaminated equipment including, pipes, tanks and arc valves.
Waste Management's turnkey services include:
We perform all mercury processing under EPA, OSHA and state agency operating guidelines. Our systems under regular audits.
To learn more about your company can benefit from a Waste Management Sustainable Operations review, contact the Waste Management Technical Service Center in your area by calling 800.963.4776 or find a location.