Nearly six tons of mercury from thermostats recycled in last decade
August 16, 2012
The Thermostat Recycling Corp. has recovered nearly six tons of mercury since it began national operations in 2002. TRC, an industry-funded nonprofit organization committed to recovering and properly disposing of as many mercury thermostats as possible, has established a successful and voluntary nationwide recycling program despite the fact that the majority of states do not have mercury thermostat disposal bans in place. It reached out to HVAC distributors and launched a social media campaign aimed at consumers and HVAC contractors.