Thermostat Recycling Corporation has launched its 11th 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 from customers. The contest began May 1 and concludes Oct. 31.
Originally called the Big Man on Planet until 2018, winners are recognized 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).
Winners of each category will be recognized Dec. 3-6 at HARDI’s annual conference in Houston, Texas. Learn more at https://thermostat-recycle.org/.