New York HVAC Contractors Now Required to Recycle Mercury Thermostats


The New York collection program is supported by 31 manufacturers participating in Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC). The New York law requires all manufacturers of mercury thermostats sold in the state to either individually or collectively participate in a collection program. TRC’s program is the easiest and least-cost means of complying with New York law.

To sign up as a collection site contact TRC toll-free at 1-888-266-0550. Visit for more information about the program.

The Thermostat Recycling Corporation, founded in 1998, is an industry-funded non-profit corporation supported by 31 manufacturers who historically branded and sold mercury thermostats in the United States. TRC maintains a network of more than 3,600 collection sites nationwide and has recovered more than 1.4 million thermostats since its inception. TRC assumes all costs to transport and properly dispose of mercury switch thermostats recovered from service. Are You Renovating a Home? if yes, have you figured out what to do with all the waste that accumulates?


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