Do you recycle? Are you interested in recycling? Questions like these encouraged a wide variety of answers at the 2009 Ace Hardware Convention in Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend. The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) participated in this massive expo for Ace Hardware retailers with one goal in mind: raise awareness of the manufacturer supported collection program and the opportunity for thermostat retailers to act as collection points.
TRC, at Ace Hardware’s invitation, spent 3 days promoting the program to 5,000 Ace Hardware store owners and managers. TRC’s Executive Director, Mark Tibbetts, was thrilled by the positive response the program received and looks forward to continued expansion of TRC’s retail program.
TRC is simple to participate in—pay a one-time fee of $25 and a collection site receives a green collection bin for end-of-use mercury thermostats. All recurring costs to ship and recycle the waste are absorbed by TRC.
For more information on thermostat recycling please go to www.thermostat-recycle.org