Thermostat Recycling Corp.’s Mercury-Containing Thermostat Collection Down 35%
New York, New York — Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC) collected 35% less pounds of mercury from thermostats in 2020, when compared with its efforts in 2019.
It collected 892 pounds of mercury in 2020, compared with 1,370 pounds in 2019. There were 85,351 mercury thermostat unit collected and recycled in 2020 compared with 134,022 in 2019, a decline of 36%.
“The coronavirus pandemic greatly affected our collection efforts last year,” said Danielle Myers, operations & compliance manager, TRC.
“While we have worked vigorously at recycling mercury-containing thermostats, the coronavirus pandemic accentuated this dramatic decrease.”
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