PSI and the Nebraska Product Stewardship Coalition (NEPSC) will provide up to 40 Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) mercury thermostat recycling bins (a $25 value each) to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors around Nebraska for free.
We have reserved
These bins will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
- 10 bins for contractors in the Lincoln area,
- 15 bins for contractors in the Omaha area, and
- 15 bins for contractors in rural parts of the state.
The containers are supplied with everything needed to store and ship waste mercury thermostats. Each container holds approximately 100 thermostats. TRC assumes all recurring costs to ship and process waste mercury-switch thermostats. You will never be charged.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT INCLUDE OTHER PRODUCTS OR MERCURY SWITCHES REMOVED FROM THERMOSTATS IN THE CONTAINERS. SHIPMENT OF ELEMENTAL MERCURY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. BY DOING SO, YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROGRAM.
This program is funded by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
More InformationFor more information about PSI and NEPSC’s work in Nebraska, contact PSI’s Elise Simons at (857) 301-6436.
For additional information on mercury recycling and safe disposal options in Nebraska, call the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services at 402-471-8320, or visit http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/mercury_disposal.aspx.
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