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Big Man on Planet Competition Registration Deadline Moved to June 31st 

Due to overwhelming demand, the Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC) is extending the 2017 Big Man on Planet (BMOP) registration deadline until June 31st.

In partnership with Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI). BMOP runs through Oct. 31 and all HARDI wholesaler members are eligible to participate.

BMOP encourages HARDI members to promote TRC’s mercury thermostat collection program at their branches. To accommodate distributors of all sizes, three winning wholesalers will be determined as follows: the one that recycles the most pounds of mercury overall, the one that recycles the highest average pounds of mercury, and the one with the highest branch participation rate (for distributors with more than 10 locations). Additionally, a $500 store incentive will be awarded to the top three branch locations that recycle the most. Winners will be recognized at HARDI’s annual conference, Dec. 2-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

HARDI distributors may sign up to compete in BMOP. For distributors not currently participating in TRC’s collection program, more information is available at www.thermostat-recycle.org, or by calling 888-266-0550.

Past winners include:

  • 2016: Johnstone Supply, Gustave Larson, and Auer Steel
  • 2015: Auer Steel, Johnson Supply, US Air Conditioning Distributors, and Johnstone Supply
  • 2014: Corken Steel Products, Crescent Parts & Equipment, and Johnstone Supply
  • 2013: Johnstone Supply
  • 2012: Johnson Supply

Compete with fellow HARDI members to earn the BIG MAN ON PLANET trophy and bragging rights. Three winning wholesalers will be determined as follows (note, the same distributor can only win one category):

  • The distributor that recycles the most pounds of mercury overall
  • The distributor that recycles the highest average pounds of mercury (total pounds divided by count of branch locations that returned a bin)
  • The distributor with the highest participation rate (for distributors with more than 10 locations)

Additionally, the top three branch locations that recycle the most pounds of mercury during the competition, regardless of which distributors win the three main awards, will receive a $500 store incentive from TRC.

Sign-up your location(s) by May 31, 2017 below to participate. You will receive a free BMOP promotional toolkit via email after sign-up. Competition ends October 31, 2017 and winners will be announced at HARDI's Annual Conference in December.

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BMOP Signup Form

Your company must be a HARDI member and must participate in TRC's program. Please visit the Become a Collection Site page if you do not currently participate in TRC's program. Questions? Call TRC toll-free at 1-888-266-0550 or Contact Us.