Massachusetts HVAC Contractors Now
Required to Recycle Mercury Thermostats.
Massachusetts mercury thermostat bill establishes new
requirements for the HVAC industry.
A new law in Massachusetts 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 October 30, 2014 no HVAC
wholesale distributor shall sell or distribute any thermostat unless
the wholesaler participates as a collection site to recycle mercury
Massachusetts collection program is supported by 31 manufacturer
members of the Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC). The
Massachusetts law requires all manufacturers of mercury thermostats
sold in the state to either individually or collectively participate
in a collection program.
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TRCís program is the
easiest and least-cost means of complying with Massachusetts law for
manufacturers, wholesale distributors and HVAC contractors.
Prior to this new law going into effect, TRC is offering all HVAC
wholesale distributors in Massachusetts a free TRC recycling
container. Contact TRC toll-free at 1-888-266-0550 or visit
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
TRC assumes all costs
to transport and properly dispose of mercury switch thermostats
recovered from service. Learn more about TRC by finding us on
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