Mercury Thermostat Compliance

Public Notice: Manufacturers' Submit Revised Plans

On August 8, 2016 the Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) submitted revised Outreach and Pilot Project plans as required by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).  TRC had submitted draft plans on May 10, 2016 that were disapproved by DTSC.  TRC was given an extension to revise plans to address DTSC's comments and findings that formed the basis for the disapproval.  DTSC invites the public and interested stakeholders to review and comment on the submitted plans. 

Please submit comments to thermostats@dtsc.ca.gov by August 26, 2016 5:00PM PST.  To view the documents please click on the links below.

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Mercury Thermostat Consent Order

On February 10, 2016 the DTSC and twenty-five manufacturers came to an agreement to improve out-of-service mercury-added thermostat collections in California by entering into a Consent Order.  The Consent Order requires the manufacturers to develop an outreach plan and pilot projects to increase awareness and incentivize safe disposal of mercury-added thermostats.  The final executed Consent Order can be viewed below.

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TRC ANNUAL COLLECTION RESULTS AND RESPONSE

View the complete version of TRC's 2014 annual report


The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) is a non-profit corporation created by thermostat manufacturers for the purpose of promoting and facilitating the collection and proper disposal of mercury thermostats.

MANUFACTURERS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

DTSC is required by the law to post a notice on its Internet Web site listing manufacturers that are not in compliance with the reporting requirements of The Mercury Thermostat Collection Act of 2008 on July 1, 2009, and on January 1 and July 1 annually thereafter.

DTSC CONTACTS AND REPORTING VIOLATORS

For more information about regulatory and other requirements of this law, please contact DTSC at thermostats@dtsc.ca.gov or contact one of DTSC's Regulatory Assistance Officers at
800-72-TOXIC (800-728-6942).

If you have knowledge of a possible violation of the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act, please use the Cal/EPA Environmental Complaint Form to file an environmental complaint with Cal/EPA. In the "Complaint Information" section, under "Complaint Related To," be sure to check the box for "Toxic Substances" to ensure the complaint is received by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. You may also call 1-800-728-6942.