The following entities are eligible to participate in TRC as collection locations.
Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Wholesale Distributors
Any wholesaler of heating, air conditioning, electrical, or plumbing products and accessories, having an established place of business in the United States and selling to dealer-contractors for resale.
Any independent business that services/maintains heating, air conditioning, electrical or plumbing systems that has seven (7) or more service technicians or services a rural area (the primary place of business is located in a county outside a metropolitan statistical area).
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Sites
Any approved municipal/county HHW, waste, solid waste or universal waste location.
Any business establishment that directly sells residential controls (thermostats) to consumers.
Enrolling in the Program
TRC screens all applicants to the program and requires a completed participation form/agreement prior to shipment of a recycling container(s). Participation forms are available in PDF form below and are also available upon request by calling TRC toll fee at 1-888-266-0550.
TRC currently charges a nominal fee to participate in the program. The fee is based on the number of containers ordered. The fee covers TRC’s cost for the container and the initial shipping. TRC assumes all recurring costs to ship and process mercury-containing thermostats.
Fees are payable by check or credit card with the completed application. TRC will also accept purchase orders and issue invoices when required by the purchasing authority. Participant fees are not refundable.
Orders for bins are received and processed within 72 hours at TRC’s fulfillment/processing center located in Golden Valley, Minnesota
Downloadable Form: Wholesaler PDF
Downloadable Form: Household Hazardous Waste PDF
Downloadable Form: California HHW PDF
Downloadable Form: Contractor PDF
Downloadable Form: Retail PDF