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9.3 Recycling / Reclamation

Chemicals such as used oil, free-flowing mercury, and silver from photographic fixer are sent for recycling/reclamation. Photographic fixer is collected and run through a filtration media to collect the silver. Items containing mercury, such as thermometers and manometers are collected and the mercury is removed. It is important to minimize the amount of other material that is mixed in with these items. The addition of chemicals or other solid waste to these items can result in the material being unable to be reclaimed and having to be disposed as hazardous waste instead.