Thermometers with red or blue liquid are not hazardous, and are safe for disposal in your regular trash. It is not recyclable through RI's mixed recycling program, eligible for a special drop-off or pick-up program, nor considered household hazardous waste.
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Keep out of Landfill via Special Program:
Thermometers with silver liquid are hazardous waste.
From a RI household:
Call the Eco-Depot Program for a FREE appointment at 942-1430 x 241 or make an appointment on our website. On this page you can also download our Eco-Depot brochure, listing other HHW items you may have to dispose, and make a single trip.
From any RI source (e.g. household, business, school):
Statewide options for disposal are listed below. Fees may apply. RIRRC does not recommend any one business or organization over another.