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Mercury Toxic, Persistent, Preventable

Mercury, a useful but toxic metal, is being phased out of many industrial and consumer uses. 

However, some mercury can be released to the environment from consumer items discarded 
as solid waste and from mercury dumped down household drains. 

Considering acceptable alternatives to mercury and responsible handling of mercury-containing wastes will help keep mercury out of the environment. 

The Town of New Canaan Public Works Department wants you to prevent mercury from contaminating our environment by: 

1. Reducing your use of mercury containing items 
2. Recycling what you can 
3. Disposing of ALL mercury waste properly--------you can keep mercury out of the water and the atmosphere. 

Please view this important link: 

https://www.epa.gov/mercury