Recycling of Mercotac® Brushless Slip Ring

Recycling BinMercotac Inc. is dedicated to supporting a healthy global environment. Mercotac brushless slip rings (i.e. Mercotac’s) contain a small amount of liquid mercury, which is tightly sealed against leakage. Due to environmental concerns, Mercotac’s should be recycled and should not be disposed of in the trash or in landfills. Mercotac Inc. encourages all end users to either dispose of Mercotac’s through a qualified recycler or return them to Mercotac Inc. for recycling. Within the United States of America, Mercotac Inc. offers a no-charge recycling service. Returned Mercotac’s are sent to a licensed mercury recycling facility where the liquid mercury is retrieved for future use through an environmentally safe distillation process.


  1. The Mercotac brushless slip rings should be tightly sealed in a heavy duty sealable bag and then packaged with padding (bubblewrap, peanuts, etc.) in a sturdy box.
  2. A completed Recycling Form (download here), must be included in the box with the shipment.
  3. Used Mercotac’s should only be shipped via UPS Ground to our facility at 6195 Corte Del Cedro, Carlsbad, California, USA 92011. Mercotac Inc. provides free shipping from within the 48 contiguous United States for Mercotac recycling returns. Please contact Mercotac Inc. for shipping instructions. Do not send Mercotac’s for recycling through the U.S. Mail or by Air service.

In countries outside of the USA, please contact your respective Mercotac Inc. distributor for recycling information.

If you have any questions about recycling, please feel free to contact our office, or if you are outside of the USA, please contact your Authorized Mercotac Distributor.

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