TRC Announces 2013 Big Man On Planet Competition
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TRC Announces 2013 Big Man On Planet Competition

Posted Apr 22, 2013

Thermostat Recycling Corporation announces 2013 Big Man On Planet competition for all HARDI members to compete in nationwide
Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) has announced the 2013 Big Man On Planet (BMOP) competition, in partnership with Heating Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), will begin on May 15th, 2013.  BMOP will run through October 31st and all HARDI members are encouraged to enter now by signing up at  to receive free promotional materials before the competition begins.
BMOP encourages HARDI members to promote TRC’s mercury thermostat collection program at their branches nationwide to recover the most thermostats.  Winners will be chosen by TRC and recognized at HARDI’s annual conference, December 7-10 in Phoenix, AZ.
“The BMOP competition taps into the hardworking and competitive nature of HARDI members to encourage the recovery of more mercury thermostats nationwide.  Winners of this award will be distinguished from their competitors for being publicly recognized for their commitment to protecting the environment,” said Mark Tibbetts, TRC executive director.
Interested distributors already collecting through TRC’s program can enter the competition by signing up and requesting a promotional kit at  For those not yet participating in the collection program and are interested in doing so, more information is available at, or by calling 888-266-0550.
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 its inception. TRC assumes all costs to transport and properly dispose of mercury switch thermostats recovered from service. Learn more about TRC by finding us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter.