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Every Thermostat, Every Time
Thermostat Recycling Corporation

Every Thermostat, Every Time


One Mercury Thermostat Contains 1,000x More Mercury Than a CFL Bulb

Would you throw 1,000 CFL bulbs in the trash? Trashing a mercury thermostat from time to time might not seem very significant, but it is, and they add up.

Not only is it bad for the environment, but disposing of mercury thermostats in the trash is also against the law in several states. Regulated as hazardous waste, failure to recycle could lead to fines up to $25,000 per violation.

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) provides an easy way for you and your employees to comply with state law by recycling mercury thermostats at participating HVAC wholesale distributors. Additionally, HVAC contractors with seven or more technicians, or operating in rural communities, are eligible to participate in TRC's program directly.

Sign up online by 10/31 and enter Promo Code OESP to receive a free recycling container that holds approximately 100 mercury thermostats and contains all necessary materials for recurring shipments to TRC at no cost to you.

Visit to learn more about how easy it is to take advantage of the program.

*Disposal bans apply in the following states: CA, CT, FL, IA, IL, ME, MA, MN, NY, NH, OR, PA, RI, and VT.

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