Proper Disposal of Mercury-Containing Thermostats

Mercury-Containing Thermostat Recycling











The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) is a non-profit stewardship organization that facilitates and manages the collection and proper disposal of mercury-containing thermostats.

Originally founded in 1998 by Honeywell, White-Rodgers, and General Electric as a voluntary venture, they established their mission to promote the safe collection and proper disposal of mercury-containing thermostats.

Today, 30 manufacturers support the program. Their members' continuing financial support demonstrates a commitment to a cleaner environment. Their collective goal is simple: keep mercury out of the waste stream, in order to protect the environment. 

TRC's network of collection sites consists of HVAC wholesale distributors and HVAC contractors. In 2006 they expanded their program to include household hazardous waste collection sites and thermostat retailers. 

More than 3,600 businesses and communities in 48 states are currently enrolled in the program. Since TRC's founding, they have collected over 2.1 million mercury-containing thermostats, which has kept 10 tons of mercury out of the waste stream.

For more information on mercury thermostat recycling, please visit the Thermostat Recycling Corporation website.

Article by: Thermostat Recycling Corporation

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