Thermostat Recycling Corp. was founded by Honeywell, White-Rodgers and General Electric and now represents 30 one-time manufacturers of mercury-using thermostats.
Thermostat Recycling Corp. recently
collected its millionth mercury-using thermostat. In the last decade, the group’s
efforts have kept almost 5 tons of mercury out of landfills, officials said.
“TRC is pleased to report that it reached an important
milestone having now recovered over 1 million thermostats,” said Mark Tibbetts,
the group’s executive director. “This was accomplished in large part due to the
efforts of contractors and HVAC supply houses that voluntarily collect waste
thermostats on TRC’s behalf. We look forward to their continuing participation
in the program.”
Thermostat Recycling Corp. was
founded in 1998 by Honeywell, White-Rodgers and General Electric and now represents
30 one-time manufacturers of mercury-using thermostats. The program, active in
47 states, allows HVAC contractors and homeowners a free way to safely dispose
of thermostats through participating wholesalers, retailers and municipal
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