I heard what they take in pharmacies, but I'm not sure about it.
The thermometer is intact, that is, it does not pose any danger to people and animals, therefore it can be simply given away for free or sold, for this there are both bulletin boards and all sorts of social groups. networks. Using the services of special containers, you just get it to be scrapped, for recycling, a serviceable thing will turn into an item that will have to be disposed of.
No, pharmacies do not accept it. To hand over the mercury, you need to call the Ministry of Emergency Situations, a team will come and take it away. This is, however, ideally. Their acquaintances called them, and the officer on duty said: put them in a plastic bag, tie them up and throw them in the trash. Like this ...