Noll ClimateCare recycles mercury and electronic thermostats free of charge.
We have a mission to promote the safe collection and proper disposal of electronic and mercury-containing thermostats. This program ensures that mercury containing thermostats can be recycled free of charge.
As more and more people understand the advantages that come with switching to a smart thermostat, an increasing number of mercury-based thermostats are being replaced. If your thermostat contains mercury, it is incredibly important that you dispose of it properly at Noll ClimateCare. It can be toxic if you throw your thermostat in the garbage and the vial containing mercury breaks and leaks. If recovered properly, mercury causes no environmental harm and can be recycled.
If you live in a relatively old building or have had the same thermostat for over 10 years, it is highly likely that your thermostat includes mercury switches.
When you take off the front cover of your thermostat, see if you can spot a small glass vial with a silver liquid inside. Also, if you have it you can check packaging for an Hg symbol, it is the one for mercury.
On the other hand, you may be replacing a programmable thermostat. These too need to be handled responsibly. Across Canada, programmable thermostats are designated as “household hazardous waste” or HHW.
This way we can help keep our lakes and rivers free of three eyed fishes and five legged toads