Annual Collection Results

MERCURY THERMOSTAT COLLECTION AND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: 
        ANNUAL COLLECTION RESULTS 2016

In compliance with the California Code of Regulations, title 22, section 66274.4(c), on or before May 1st of every year, DTSC is required to post the following information on its web site regarding each program's collection of out-of-service mercury-added thermostats for the previous calendar year (CY).

  1. Total number of out-of-service mercury-added thermostats becoming waste for the calendar year (TT). 
  2. Total number of out-of-service mercury-added thermostats collected by each manufacturer's program. 
  3. Each program's performance requirement (TP) expressed in percentage of TT and in the number of thermostats. 
  4. The actual collection rate achieved by the program, expressed as a percentage of TT or the program's pro rata proportion of TT, as appropriate.
  5. DTSC's determination of whether or not the program achieved its collection of the number of out-of-service mercury-added thermostats required for that CY.

Collection results for CYs 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 are indicated below.

CY 2016:

Manufacturers' program collection in California:

Mercury Disposal Systems Inc. (MDS*)

  1. TT = 977**
  2. Total Collected By MDS for CY 2016 = 1,785***
  3. TP = 65%; 635****
  4. MDS Collection Rate as a % of TT = 182%; Collection Rate as a % of TP = 281%
  5. DTSC has found that MDS has met its regulatory performance requirement.

* MDS is a for-profit family owned recycling business with over 16,000 locations nationwide.  MDS represents Rheem Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer that historically distributed mercury-containing thermostats in the US.

**TT for the CY 2016 was calculated pursuant to California Code of Regulation, title 22, section 66274.5, subsection (b).  TT for the CY 2016 is 977.

***The numbers reflect the total number of thermostats collected by MDS for the CY 2016.

****TP reflects TT for the CY 2016, multiplied by the TP for the CY 2016 expressed as a percentage, (TP = 977 x 65% - 635)

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC*)

  1. TT = 201,023**
  2. Total Collected by TRC for CY 2016 = 16,189***
  3. TP = 65%; 130,665****
  4. TRC Collection Rate as a % of TT = 8%; Collection Rate as a % of TP = 12.4%
  5. DTSC has found that the manufacturers have not met its regulatory performance requirement.

* TRC is a non-profit corporation voluntarily founded by thermostat manufacturers for the purpose of promoting and facilitating the collection and proper disposal of mercury thermostats. TRC now represents 29 manufacturers that historically distributed mercury-containing thermostats in the US.

** TT for the CY 2016 was calculated pursuant to California Code of Regulation, title 22, section 66274.5, subsection (b).  TT for the CY 2016 is 201,023.

*** The numbers reflect the total number of thermostats collected by TRC for the CY 2016.

**** TP reflects TT for the CY 2016, multiplied by the TP for the CY 2016 expressed as a percentage, (TP = 207,000 x 65% - 130,665).
 

CY 2015:

Manufacturers' program collection in California:

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC*)

  1. TT =207,000**
  2. Total Collected By TRC for CY 2015 = 19,223***
  3. TP = 55%; 113,850****
  4. TRC Collection Rate as a % of TT = 9.3%; Collection Rate as a % of TP = 16.9%
  5. DTSC has found that the manufacturers have not met its regulatory performance requirement.

* TRC is a non-profit corporation voluntarily founded by thermostat manufacturers for the purpose of promoting and facilitating the collection and proper disposal of mercury thermostats. TRC now represents 29 manufacturers that historically distributed mercury-containing thermostats in the US.

** TT for the CY 2015 is 207,000.

*** The numbers reflect the total number of thermostats collected by TRC for the CY 2015.

**** TP reflects TT for the CY 2015, multiplied by the TP for the CY 2015 expressed as a percentage, (TP = 207,000 x 55% - 133,850).

CY 2014:

Manufacturers' program collection in California:

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC*)

  1. TT =212,000**
  2. Total Collected By TRC for CY 2014 = 22,453***
  3. TP = 45%;95,400****
  4. TRC Collection Rate as a % of TT = 10.6%; Collection Rate as a % of TP = 23.5%
  5. DTSC has found that the manufacturers have not met its regulatory performance requirement.

* TRC is a non-profit corporation voluntarily founded by thermostat manufacturers for the purpose of promoting and facilitating the collection and proper disposal of mercury thermostats. TRC now represents 31 manufacturers that historically distributed mercury-containing thermostats in the US.

** TT for the CY 2014 is 212,000.

*** The numbers reflect the total number of thermostats collected by TRC for the CY 2014.

**** TP reflects TT for the CY 2014, multiplied by the TP for the CY 2014 expressed as a percentage, (TP = 212,000 x 45% - 95,400).

CY 2013:

Manufacturers programs collecting in California:

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC*)

  1. TT =108,500**
  2. Total Collected By TRC = 13,658*** ; Total Collected By TRC for CY 2013 = 23,0173
  3. TP = 30%;32,550****
  4. TRC Collection Rate as a % of TT = 12.5%;  Collection Rate as a % of TP = 42% 
  5. DTSC has found that manufacturers had not met their regulatory performance requirement.

 * TRC is a non-profit corporation voluntarily founded by thermostat manufacturers for the purpose of promoting and facilitating the collection and proper disposal of mercury thermostats. TRC now represents 31 manufacturers that historically distributed mercury-containing thermostats in the US.

 ** TT reflects the adjusted pro-rated proportion of 50% of TT for the CY 2013 because of the July 1, 2013 effective date of the California requirements
(TT = 217,000 x 50% = 108,000).

*** The numbers reflect 1) the portion of thermostats collected by TRC after the July 1, 2013 effective date of the California requirements and 2) the total number of thermostats collected by TRC for the CY 2013.

**** TP reflects TT for the CY 2013, multiplied by the TP for the CY 2013 expressed as a percentage, then the TP number adjusted by the pro-rated proportion of 50% because of the July 1, 2013 effective date of the California requirements (TP = 108,500 x 30% = 32,550).

 

 

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TRC Annual Reports

 

 

 

 

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