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Thermostat

“Honey, Please Check the Thermostat”

Posted Sep 29, 2017 by Ryan Kiscaden

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Texas residents are bracing for another deluge: the sounds of reconstruction as the state begins to rebuild, on its way to a semblance of normalcy. And within this leviathan reconstruction effort lurks a significant hazardous waste issue that both consumers and contractors must address, and one about which my organization has a particular concern: the safe removal and disposal of mercury-filled thermostats.

 

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Clearlakeca

There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills… And Mercury in Them Thar Lakes!

Posted Aug 3, 2017

While many believe that mercury contamination resulted from the improper disposal of products such as mercury-containing thermostats, batteries, and light bulbs, its genesis is actually tied to an important time in America’s evolution.

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Seven Trade Associations Show Support for TRC by Signing a Coalition Letter Addressed to California

Seven Trade Associations Show Support for TRC by Signing a Coalition Letter Addressed to California

Posted Jun 12, 2017

On May 19th, the Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) filed its Program Modification Plan for the Collection of Mercury-Containing Thermostats in California on behalf of 25, out of 31, thermostat manufacturers.

As the public comment period of the program modification plan (PMP) wound down, TRC reached out to trade associations aligned with its industry, asking them to sign onto a coalition letter to the department.

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