Besides carefully installing and calibrating thermostats, our job is to recover and properly dispose of old mercury thermostats to keep mercury out of our landfills.
Are you aware that a mercury thermostat contains at least 1,000 times more mercury than today’s standard compact fluorescent light bulb? Once mercury enters our rivers, lakes and streams it converts into an even more toxic form that enters plants and animals in the food chain.
The good news is it is against the law to sell mercury thermostats in Illinois. Now it is time to safely recycle old mercury thermostat. Learn about Illinois State Laws on mercury thermostat.