Toxic Metal Take-Back

Many consumers don't realize that products such as rechargeable batteries, compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs, and mercury thermostats contain toxic metals and shouldn’t go to the landfill. Instead, these types of products can be collected for recycling through local take-back programs.

Often these free take-back programs are available at area retail outlets, household hazardous waste facilities or through contractors who will accept electronics, rechargeable batteries, CFLs, automobile light switches and mercury-containing thermostats. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the K-State Pollution Prevention Institute has been working to promote such programs. To find a take-back location in your area, simply click on the county in the map below. Download an example newletter article here.

Contact: K-State Pollution Prevention Institute, 800-578-8898 or



K-State Pollution Prevention Institute
(800) 578-8898 |
2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 300, Manhattan, KS 66506