Where can I safely dispose of mercury thermostats?

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Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Consider delaying your visit to facilities unless absolutely necessary by storing dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

Mercury thermostats are now accepted through a province-wide recycling program called the Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP).  The program is administered by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI).  This program ensures that mercury containing thermostats can be recycled free of charge a number of locations in communities across the province.

TRP encourages the residential and commercial installation of energy-efficient programmable thermostats and responsibly recovers and recycles older mercury-containing thermostats.

To locate the nearest participating depot or retailer, call the RCBC Recycling Hotline or visit the RCBC Recyclepedia or the Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP) website. 

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