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TRC Names Franklin Energy Services Illinois’ Collection Partner of the Month

Posted Mar 1, 2017

Fort Washington, PA. — March 1, 2017 — Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) is pleased to announce Franklin Energy Services as its March collection partner for the state of Illinois.

With over two decades in the energy efficiency landscape, Franklin Energy is the industry expert in program administration and implementation for utility clients across the nation. Their model is to pinpoint value-driven solutions and deliver goal-focused results for ranging program markets, including business, residential, and everything in between.

According to TRC’s Executive Director, Ryan Kiscaden, Franklin Energy was the clear choice based on the number of thermostats the company has collected during since 2013 and in that their efforts align with TRC’s mission of eliminating mercury from the waste stream.

“Utility companies are key in heightening our collection efforts,” said Kiscaden. “And Franklin Energy Services is proof positive of that. Since 2013, they have collected 1445 thermostats in Illinois alone. Because of companies like them, we grow closer to having the mercury story fade into history.”

With its corporate headquarters based in Port Washington, Wisconsin, Franklin puts environmental stewardship at the core of everything they do. They believe that energy efficiency is the simplest and most practical way to extend the world’s energy supplies.

For more information about Franklin Energy Services, visit franklinenergy.com or to find a mercury-containing thermostat recycling location near you, visit thermostat-recycle.org.

About Thermostat Recycling Corporation
Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) was founded in 1998 as an industry-funded nonprofit. It is supported by 29 manufacturers who branded and sold mercury thermostats, in the U.S., prior to clean technology becoming more readily available.

With a network of more than 3,600 collection sites nationwide, the agency has recovered over 2.1 million thermostats, or 10 tons of mercury, to date. All costs to transport and properly dispose of recovered thermostats are assumed by TRC.

Visit thermostat-recycle.org to learn more and find a recycling location near you.