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-- Updated August 14, 2009 --

Important Update: The National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program (NVMSRP) voluntary incentive fund is now depleted. All other aspects of the Switch Collection Program will continue. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection thanks you for your commitment to protect the environment and encourages you to continue removing mercury switches. The NVMSRP will continue to accept the Mercury switches at no cost to participants. Please visit End of Life Vehicle Solutions web site at http://www.elvsolutions.org for more information.

» To join the program and request a free recycling container:

» Frequently Asked Questions

» Additional Links:

  • Brochure: Removing Mercury from Florida's Auto-Salvage Yards - En Español
  • Videos:  www.elvsolutions.org/educational.html
    Several short videos on how to remove mercury switches from convenience lighting in vehicles.
  • ELVS: www.elvsolutions.org
    The End of Life Vehicle Solutions Corporation (ELVS) was created by the automotive industry to promote the industry's environmental efforts in recyclability, education and outreach, and the proper management of substances of concern.
  • National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program: www.elvsolutions.org/nmsrp.htm
    The National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program is the result of a two-year collaborative effort involving EPA, vehicle manufacturers, the American Iron and Steel Institute, the Steel Manufacturers Association, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the Automotive Recyclers Association, Environmental Defense, the Ecology Center (Ann Arbor), and representatives of the Environmental Council of the States. EPA and these stakeholders announced the program to recover mercury switches from scrap cars and trucks before they are shredded for recycling. An event was held in Chicago on August 11, 2006 to mark the signing of the agreement which establishes the program.

Last updated: November 04, 2016

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