TRC said it collected 24,362 thermostats and processed 255 lb of mercury from wholesalers in the first half of 2001. This represents nearly a doubling of thermostats and more than a doubling of mercury collected during the same period last year.
TRC is a private corporation established by Honeywell, General Electric, and White Rodgers. Under the program, contractors can drop off used mercury-switch thermostats, no matter what brand, at participating wholesalers.
For a list of participating wholesalers, call 703-841-3249 or visit www.nema.org/government/environment (website).
Publication date: 08/06/2001