HARDI announced that it will help promote TRC’s national mercury thermostat collection program.

The Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International have long worked with the Thermostat Recycling Corp. to grow the number of thermostat recovery locations in HVACR wholesale distributors. HARDI representatives said that this agreement formalizes the partnership and puts into place mechanisms for growing HARDI member participation even more.

TRC will provide HARDI members regular mercury thermostat-related policy and regulatory updates as well as expanded marketing materials to help promote responsible mercury management. HARDI has committed to getting every thermostat-selling distributor member into a mercury thermostat recovery program.

The recycling program allows HVAC contractors to properly dispose of used mercury thermostats at no cost. The company relies on HVAC wholesale distributors to act as the primary collection points for mercury thermostats taken out of service. Beyond a one-time participation fee of $25, there are no recurring costs for distributors to participate.

“TRC is thrilled to formalize it’s partnership with HARDI,” said Mark Tibbetts, TRC executive director. “The active support of HVACR wholesale distributors is critical to the success of TRC.”