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Do You Sense Change in the Air?

By Danielle Myers, Operations & Compliance Manager, Thermostat Recycling Corp. I recently attended the Midwest Energy Solutions Conference — virtually, of course. Its four days were replete with various programs directed toward the energy industry, focusing on raising awareness and reinforcing the importance of energy efficiency in the Midwest. Danielle Myers Topics ranged from “No Wires, No Problem. Non-wires Solutions for Optimizing the Grid” and “How Can Energy Efficiency Support Grid Resiliency” to Decarbonization and… Read More

Johnstone Supply Leads TRC’s 1st Quarter Thermostat Recycling Efforts

Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC) collections have decreased 18.68% in its first-quarter collection efforts between Jan. 1 and March 31. It collected 39,611 mercury-containing thermostats compared with 48,709 during the same period in 2019. The average number of bins processed has declined by 17.42%, from 890 to 735. The average number of whole thermostats per bin has remained the same at 44. Johnstone Supply led the first quarter list of wholesale branch collection locations where at… Read More

Celebrating Our Earth, Now More Than Ever

By Tom Murray I am sure he read the newspapers and listened to the news that Sunday in June 1969. The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland had caught fire due to an oil slick on the river caused by decades of industrial waste discharged into it by nearby manufacturing plants.  Would this be the event that would ignite an environmental course of action by his colleagues in Congress? The alarming story told by Rachel Carson in 1962… Read More

Thermostat Recycling Corp. Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Thermostat Recycling Corp., (TRC) celebrated its 20th anniversary October 24, when it incorporated as a stewardship nonprofit. The original founders — Honeywell, White-Rogers and General Electric — created TRC (through National Electrical Manufacturers Association) with the mission of collecting and recycling thermostats containing mercury, a universally recognized health hazard. TRC has contributed to the effort by collecting 2.4 million thermostats and prevented 11 tons of mercury from entering the environmental stream. Ryan Kiscaden, TRC Executive… Read More