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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Recycle Indiana > Mercury > Mercury Related Programs at IDEM > Mercury Thermostat Reduction and Recycling Pledge Program Mercury Thermostat Reduction and Recycling Pledge Program

The Mercury Thermostat Reduction and Recycling Pledge Program was the beginning of several other initiatives to voluntarily reduce the amount of mercury-containing devices which may be found in our homes. Since the beginning of the program in September 1997 through its conclusion in 2007, nearly 200 Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) suppliers and contractors signed up to participate in our voluntary program. The program participants work with the Thermostat Recycling Corporation to utilize free recycling of discarded mercury-containing thermostats.

IDEM sincerely thanks the suppliers and contractors who took the pledge to reduce mercury in our homes and environment. Although the pledge program has ended, IDEM encourages all Hoosiers to properly recycle their mercury thermostats when they need to be replaced, and to replace them with mercury-free alternatives.

Thermostat Recycling Corporation: find suppliers or contractors who participate in the Thermostat Recycling Corporation program.

Suppliers and Contractors: to join or ask questions about the Thermostat Recycling Corporation’s program, please contact TRC at (800) 238-8192 or visit the Thermostat Recycling Corporation's Web site.

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