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May 1, 2007
The Thermostat Recycling Corp., Rossyln, Va., and the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) Inc., Boston, have announced the creation of a nationwide mercury themostat recycling program. Under the program, residents can take mercury-containing thermostats to local household hazardous waste collection facilities.
The program comes after an eight-month pilot project in Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington and Florida. In all, the project collected roughly 3,000 mercury-added thermostats for recycling.
“Homeowners have historically had limited or inconvenient options to recycle their mercury thermostats outside of using a contractor,” said Scott Cassel, executive director of PSI, in a press release. “This program provides residents with a safe way to recycle and could save communities hundreds of thousands of dollars in mercury thermostate management costs.”
Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360
Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.
Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.
Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.
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