October 24 is Recycle Your Mercury Thermostat Day!
Mercury thermostats are completely safe when in use. However, once the thermostat is replaced with a newer version, the mercury thermostat needs to be properly handled to prevent mercury pollution. Mercury thermostats are less common in homes and buildings, because digital and smart thermostats have been replacing them for years. If you still have one, today is the perfect day to upgrade! Make sure you recycle the mercury thermostat at a collection site. Find your local collection site here.