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Take-Back Info for Businesses: Thermostats

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items that can be accepted
legal requirements
how to participate 

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thermostat take-back info for consumers 

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Items That Can Be Accepted 

All mercury thermostats can be accepted.

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Legal Requirements 

Related Laws:

NY State Mercury-Added Consumer Product Law
NY State ECL, Article 27, Title 21
 

Businesses Affected:

Local heating and air conditioning wholesale providers, contractors, and retailers who sell thermostats.

Examples of those choosing to participate include: National Grid, Johnstone Supply Company, among others.

Additional Info: Visit the Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) leaving NYCWasteLess for more information.

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How To Participate

1.    Work with the manufacturer-funded Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) to become a participating collection point.
2.    

TRC provides recycling containers to eligible collection locations for a modest, one-time $25 participation fee. Following the initial fee, all services are provided at no cost.

3.     When removing mercury thermostats, contractors should handle the thermostats separate from other items, and place them in their containers.
4.      Contractors who do not obtain their own collection bin can find a drop-off location by visiting Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) leaving NYCWasteLess.
5.Wholesalers and retailers can accept mercury thermostats at a secure location at no cost.
6.Place a thermostat recycling sign at your place of business. For information about free images and signs visit business take-back signs.

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