Mercury Thermostat Program


Commercial Hazardous Waste

As part of Boise City's plan to reduce mercury emissions in our community, the Boise Public Works Department is promoting an existing national program that assists HVAC contractors and wholesalers in collecting old mercury thermostats when they replace home and commercial heating and air conditioning systems. Through the Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC), an industry-based non-profit organization, HVAC contractors and wholesalers have a convenient, easy way to recycle mercury-containing thermostats.

To encourage participation, Boise Public Works Department will pay the one-time TRC program registration fee ($25) for any qualified HVAC contractor based in Boise, Garden City, or Eagle. To qualify for this program, contractors must have at least seven service technicians. Check out TRC's video to see how easy it is to register and participate in this industry-sponsored program. Contractors that do not have seven service technicians may also participate in the program by bringing mercury containing thermostats to one of the participating wholesale distributors listed below.

Do It Yourselfers can recycle old mercury thermostats at any household hazardous waste collection site or any participating HVAC contractor or wholesale distributor. Please note: Participating HVAC contractors can only accept intact thermostats. Do not remove the mercury ampoules.


Participating HVAC Contractors

  • A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Ashley Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Clima-Tech Corp.
  • Drake Mechanical
  • Hobson Fabricating
  • Quality Heating and Cooling Co.
  • Capitol City Heating and Cooling
  • Total Systems Services, Inc.
  • Western Heating and Air Conditioning
  • YMC Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning

Participating Wholesale Distributors

  • Gensco, Inc.
  • RSD Refrigeration Supplies Distributors

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