Barnstable County Reminds Residents of Mercury Disposal Services
CAPE COD COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
3195 Main Street – PO Box 367
Barnstable, MA 02630-0367
For Immediate Release
Date: August 8, 2018
Contact: Kalliope Chute
Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist
Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Program
BARNSTABLE COUNTY MERCURY DISPOSAL SERVICES
Recently there was a large spill of liquid, or elemental, mercury on Cape Cod that was both costly to the environment and to the homeowner. To assist residents of Barnstable County in disposing of this chemical, the Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Program offers free pickup of liquid mercury. Barnstable County has collected literally over a ton of mercury in the past 15 years, through the cooperation of all 15 Cape Cod towns, the Barnstable County Hazardous Materials Program, and Covanta-Semass. Barnstable County will respond to all calls and arrange a free pickup. Call 800-319-2783 to arrange a pickup or ask questions regarding liquid mercury. No fuss, no fees- Barnstable County is working for you.
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