Although new LUX thermostats do not contain mercury, the older thermostat you are replacing may contain mercury.
For the proper disposal of a thermostat with mercury, please visit www.thermostat-recycle.org to learn how and where to dispose of your old thermostat.
Thermostat Recycling Corporation provides an easy zip code locator for the nearest drop-off point to recycle your old thermostat. Mercury is a hazardous substance. Many states have laws requiring the proper disposal of mercury thermostat. If you are not sure whether your old thermostat contains mercury, the website also provides information and guidelines to help you determine whether it does.
If you are unable to access the website, you may call the Thermostat Recycling Corporation at 1.888.266.0550 for guidance regarding the proper handling and disposal of your old mercury thermostat.