As a participant in the Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC), Jackson Systems is committed to helping contractors and homeowners dispose of old mercury thermostats properly. TRC facilitates and manages the collection and proper disposal of mercury-containing thermostats. The Thermostat Recycling Corporation is an industry-funded non-profit corporation supported by 31 manufacturers who historically branded and sold mercury thermostats in the United States.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We want to make it easy for contractors to properly dispose of mercury thermostats, so we set up a thermostat collection program. Whenever you replace a mercury-containing thermostat, keep the old ones and ship or bring them to Jackson Systems. We store them in a safe crate and then ship them to the TRC who then recycles the mercury. There are no fees for contractors or homeowners to discard thermostats in TRC recycling containers. TRC assumes all costs to transport and properly dispose of mercury-switch thermostats recovered from service.
WHY SHOULD I DO IT?
The goal of the program is to recycle all mercury-containing thermostats that are taken out of use. By participating in the program you are helping to keep mercury out of the waste stream. Participating also lets you demonstrate your commitment to the environment. TRC has a promotional tool kit that you can use to communicate your association with the program to your customers.
Many states regulate the disposal of products that contain mercury and have recycling requirements for mercury thermostats. And participating in our program is the simplest way to comply with the law. But regardless of state mandates, being environmentally responsible just makes good sense.
Since its inception, TRC has recovered more than 1.4 million thermostats, diverting over 6.4 tons of mercury from solid waste. Nationally, TRC has placed more than 7,000 recycling containers in 48 states.