Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Yekaterinburg launches mercury recycling program

Yekaterinburg officials will begin placing special recycling containers throughout the city where residents can dispose of products containing the harmful mercury chemical.

Products such as thermometers and old lamps will no longer be sent to municipal landfills or recycling centers, but will be picked up by specially trained professionals for proper disposal, according to Mir66.

An announcement on the city's website states that nearly 600 of the containers are set to be ordered as a means to secure the health and safety of Yekaterinburg residents.