New York HVAC Contractors Now
Required to Recycle Mercury Thermostats.
New York mercury thermostat bill establishes new
requirements for the HVAC industry.
York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that
requires any person or contractor who replaces a
mercury-containing thermostat to deliver it to an appropriate
collection site to be recycled.
The bill also mandates that as of July 1, 2014, no HVAC
wholesale distributor shall sell or distribute any thermostat unless
the wholesaler participates as a collection site to recycle mercury
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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.
TRCís 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
www.thermostat-recycle.org for more information about the
About Thermostat Recycling Corporation
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. Learn
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