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HRAI’s Thermostat Recovery Program Driving Industry Sustainability

The initiative has brought together over 4,000 Ontario participants in helping reroute nearly 200,000 old thermostats.

April 23, 2021   Logan Caswell

HRAI’s Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP) announced their initiative has brought together over 4,000 Ontario participants in helping reroute nearly 200,000 old thermostats from select landfills.

Through HRAI’S program, people taking part receive a container they can use to collect and store old mercury containing electronic and mechanical thermostats. Additionally, pre-paid waybill is included so anyone involved can send their containers to a collection facility where thermostats are counted and dismantled. HRAI also schedules pick-ups throughout the year.

Overall numbers include:

  • 197,53 thermostats
  • 273,960 Hg vessels
  • 32, 134 loose vessels

Adding to their process, once the thermostats are broken down individual components (vessels, plastics, glass, and mercury) are sent to various workshops to be recycled or re-purposed.

For contractors looking to get involved visit the link below.

hrai.ca/register

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