Since 1998, Thermostat Recycling Corporation has collected 2.7 million thermostats. This amounts to over 26,000 lbs of mercury which has been safely collected and disposed of from mercury thermostats and mercury bulbs extracted from thermostat housings.
TRC began in 1998 when thermostat manufacturers voluntarily initiated a take-back program aimed at safely collecting mercury containing thermostats.
Between 2004 and 2007, manufacturers halted production of mercury thermostats.
The first mandatory Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) law is passed.
Total collections surpass 500,000, reaching 529,483.
By 2007 thirteen states had passed mandatory EPR laws.
Total collections hit 1.1 million. In 2010, TRC thermostat collections peaked at 200,064.
Total thermostat collections surpass 2.1 million units.
TRC moved to Ft. Washington, PA in 2017.
By 2017, Thermostat Recycling Corporation collected over 2.4 million thermostats.
TRC headquarters moved to New York, NY.
Total thermostat collections exceed 2.7 million.