| Thermometer exchange Saturday October 1, 2005 at Home Depot Safety Event
September 26, 2005 - Knoxville residents
can exchange their old mercury thermometers for new, free digital
thermometers from 10a.m. to 2 p.m., or as long as the supply lasts,
on Saturday, October 1 at one of the Home Depot Stores located at
Knoxville Center Mall 4710 Centerline Drive or, Knoxville West 9361
October 1, 2005
from 10 AM to 2 PM
at Home Depot
Knoxville Center Mall
4710 Centerline Drive
at Home Depot
9361 Kingston Pike
Home Depot Safety Event
The event focuses primarily child safety. Police and Fire Department
personnel will be on hand with demonstrations and will distribute
information which will help families practice good safety habits.
Mercury thermometers at this year's event:
Up to two old mercury thermometers per household may be exchanged
at this event.
Sponsors of the event are the City of Knoxville, Knox County Health
Department (KCHD), the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation,
the Safe Kids Coalition of the Greater Knox Area and, Home Depot.
Mercury thermometers are both an environmental and a health and safety
problem. For safety while transporting the thermometers, please bring
them in their storage cases. If the case is not available or the thermometer
is broken, the thermometer can be brought in a 12-ounce plastic soda
bottle with a screw-cap lid.
This exchange is limited to mercury thermometers from households;
other type of mercury-containing waste such as old non-digital thermostats,
barometers, manometers and other household mercury waste or devices
should be take to the Knoxville Household Hazardous Waste Center,
1033 Elm St., during regular business hours. The Center accepts wastes
from Knoxville and Knox County households.
Additional information about the Knoxville Household Hazardous Waste
Center is available at 865-215-6700 or http://www.cityofknoxville.org/solidwaste/hazwaste.asp.