Safely dispose of mercury by either scooping it with a sheet of paper or by sucking it up with an eyedropper. Due to the toxic nature of mercury, avoid touching it, as it absorbs quickly into the skin and can cause chemi... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

According to, mercury is rarely found on its own in nature. It is extracted from cinnabar, which is mercury(I) sulphide. The raw material is heated to vaporize the mercury, which is collected and contained in i... More »

Individuals may purchase elemental mercury from a variety of suppliers including The Science Company and GalliumSource. Mercury is legal to purchase, ship and possess, but may not be shipped outside of the United States ... More »

To dispose of water-based paint, mix it with something that causes it to congeal, and put it in the trash. Another option is to leave the can open so that the paint dries up and then can be safely disposed of. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

There are a variety of services that will pick up wood pallets, such as Free Pallet Pick Up, which removes pallets from locations nationwide. Local recycling centers and services can also be searched through the county's... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Most waste removal companies allow latex paint to go in the regular trash. Oil-based paint is considered a hazardous waste material and must be disposed of at a hazardous waste facility. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To safely remove a mirror, cover the front of the mirror with packing tape, and wear safety goggles, long-sleeved clothing and gloves. Soften the glue along the edges of the mirror with a hair dryer set to the lowest set... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance