Collection Site and Recycling Partner Enrollment
TRC assumes all recurring shipping and processing costs for the mercury-containing thermostats collected through the program. Businesses typically associated with our program include:
- Heating and air conditioning (HVAC) wholesale distributors
- Retailers who sell thermostats in the continental U.S.
- Municipal/County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities
- HVAC contracting businesses
Collection Container Ordering
Distributed to over 3,400 locations nationwide, TRC’s large, green collection bins have become a staple of our program. However, as the program expands and collection partners’ needs change, TRC has responded to both by adding a smaller receptacle to its program offerings.
Large Green Bins
Since its inception, TRC has distributed large, green recycling bins to fulfill statutory requirements and accommodate high-volume collection sites. The processing of the bins allows participants to continuously reuse them.
Small One-Gallon Pails
TRC’s small pails hold a maximum of six thermostats, making them both convenient and compliant for low-volume collection partners. Because each pail must be destroyed after processing, a new pail is automatically shipped back to program participants – each and every time. There is no additional charge for new replacement pails.
To participate in the TRC program, simply complete either order form and submit to TRC by email, fax, or mail.
What We Recycle
TRC accepts all brands of wall-mount, mercury-containing thermostats. The thermostat must be whole and not leaking. Having the thermostat cover isn’t necessary. TRC does not collect or process any other mercury-containing products. Click here to learn more about collecting and recycling other mercury-containing products.