Does Hach offer any way to recycle used mercury-containing COD vials?

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Document ID TE252

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Version 2.0

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Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
Does Hach offer any way to recycle used mercury-containing COD vials?
Summary
Disposal of mercury waste in COD reagents
Answer
Yes, Hach has partnered with Heritage to offerthe ezCOD program. The program includes mail back and pick up containers; choose a container size that is consistent with your COD waste output and allowable waste retention periods.

5 Gallon Mail Back - part number 2895405:
Service includes shipping, documentation and disposal. . 5 gallon container holds approximately 400 16 mm COD vials or 650 13 mm TNTplus vials* (Maximum total weight of 25 lbs.). Bucket must contain mercury-based COD products to qualify. Available only to customers in the 48 contiguous United States, but some restrictions apply. Please see the 5 gallon pick up option below.

5 Gallon Pick Up - part number 2895405P:
Service includes pick up, documentation and disposal.  5 gallon container holds approximately 400 16 mm COD vials or 650 13 mm TNTplus vials* (Maximum total weight of 25 lbs.). The following states do not allow the mail-back service and require the disposed COD vials to be picked up: AR, CA, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, NH, RI.  If you are located in one of the listed states or have SQG/LQG status, utilize the pick-up option or consider the 20 gal bucket**.

20 Gallon program - part number 2895420:
Service includes pick-up, documentation and disposal.  The 20 gallon container holds approximately 1,600 16 mm COD vials or 2,600 13 mm TNTplus vials*.  Bucket must contain mercury-based COD products to qualify. Available only to customers in the 48 contiguous United States.

55 Gallon Program - part number 2895455:
Service includes pick-up, documentation and disposal. The 55 gallon container holds approximately 4,400 16mm COD vials or 7,150 TNTplus vials*.  Bucket must contain mercury-based COD products to qualify. Available only to customers in the 48 contiguous United States.

* NOT to be used for disposal of mercury-free COD products (COD2 and Manganese III).
** Note: Small quantity generators (SQG) and large quantity generators (LQG) are not eligible for the 5 gallon mail-back service and must purchase a bucket that will be picked up. SQG and LQG customers that purchase this item are subject to an additional fee