The Thermostat Recycling Corporation’s (TRC) mission to collect and recycle mercury-containing thermostats has been unchanged since its inception in 1997. As a forward-thinking organization, we prioritize environmentally sustainable business practices in every aspect of our work.
As such, TRC gives high consideration to recycled and environmentally-friendly products when making purchases. We encourage our employees to use reusable bags when shopping, purchase LED bulbs, limit their consumption of paper and plastic products, and recycle products at work if they are unable to be recycled at home.
Sustainability in TRC’s Daily Operations
In 2017, TRC incorporated the following into its eco-friendly culture:
Valuing the Well-being of TRC Employees
TRC believes that taking care of its people is at the center of creating a great place to work, where people are appreciated, engaged, productive and thriving. Here’s how we are creating an environment where people enjoy working:
An Internal review by TRC employees is held at least once per year on these standards
TRC’s Supplier Code of Conduct
At a minimum, TRC’s suppliers fully comply with all local environmental laws and regulations, and strive to conduct their operations in a way that conserves natural resources.
TRC’s Processing Facility
Veolia meets or exceeds all local, state, federal and EPA regulations for the management of mercury-containing thermostats. The mercury recovery facility and process are permitted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Veolia’s approvals for mercury recovery/recycling include:
In addition to the regulatory permits, both Veolia Port Washington facilities have developed and maintains management systems in accordance with ISO 14001-2004, OHSAS 18001-2007, and Responsible Recycling (R2:2013) Practice.
All persons who handle mercury thermostats as part of the TRC operation receive training in the handling of Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste.