Annual Contest Begins for HARDI Members Collecting Thermostats Containing Mercury

Thermostat Recycling Corporation has launched its 10th annual Banish Mercury Off the Planet competition. The contest recognizes members of Heating Air-Conditioning Refrigeration Distributors International that collect the most mercury-containing thermostats. The contest concludes Oct. 31.

HARDI members need not sign up to enter the contest. To participate, thermostats collected can be returned to bins that TRC places in HARDI wholesale member branches throughout the United States. The contest, originally called the Big Man on Planet until 2018, names winners in three categories:

  • Distributor that recycles the most pounds of mercury overall
  • Distributor that recycles the highest average pounds of mercury (total pounds divided by branch count locations that submitted a collection bin)
  • Distributor with the highest participation rate (for distributors with more than 10 locations)

TRC will publicly recognize the winners of each category at HARDI’s annual conference, Dec. 4-7 in Palm Desert, California. For more information, visit thermostat-recycle.org.