Mercury Spill Information and Cleanup Guidance
The information found in this document, provided courtesy of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM),
is accurate and usable by Florida businesses with only a few items that make it Florida-specific:
Household Hazardous Waste Programs:
All Florida counties have a Household Hazardous Waste Program. These county-run programs offer a varying array of
disposal and recycling options for their citizens. Please find a link to your county’s Household Hazardous Waste program
This program may provide disposal of spill cleanup materials from homeowners and small businesses.
Disposing of Mercury-Containing Material:
Homeowners should check with your
Household Hazardous Waste
program. Small Businesses may be able use this program also – check with your county first. Otherwise, the spill cleanup
materials usually can be recycled by a mercury recycler. Find one
For additional information if there has been a human exposure to mercury, please call the Florida Poison Information
Center at 1-800-222-1222.
If you need to report a mercury spill, please contact the Florida Bureau of Emergency Response’s State Warning Point at 1-800-320-0519.