ALEXANDRIA, VA —Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) applauds Johnstone Supply’s huge effort to enhance its thermostat recycling at more than 380 locations nationwide. The HVACR industry leader has committed to making any Johnstone Supply location into a thermostat recycling center in order to make the service available across the nation. The company is promoting the service online at JohnstoneSupply.com.

In addition to web presence, all participating Johnstone Supply branch locations will showcase new mercury thermostat recycling displays to enhance the visibility of TRC’s program and make it easier for customers to recycle. In addition to increasing recycle collection numbers nationwide, the company hopes to win TRC’s Big Man on Planet for the second year in a row. BMOP is a challenge among HARDI members to see who can recover the most mercury thermostats by October 31.

”Johnstone believes in putting effort into protecting the environment,” states Jeff Schultz, installation supplies product manager. “Making it easy and quick for contractors to drop off old thermostats when they visit the showroom is the most effective way to support that effort, and adding the element of fun with the challenge is even better.”

Johnstone Supply is the leading cooperative wholesale distributor in the HVACR industry, with well over $1.5 billion in annual sales and more than 380 independently owned store locations across America. Johnstone Supply offers superior customer service, technical advice and training seminars, an annual print catalog featuring over 30,000 HVACR parts, supplies and equipment, and a valuable website resource with a searchable online catalog featuring more than 58,000 products ordered directly from local stores. Johnstone is proud to be an official partner and active contributor to Operation Homefront, a national non-profit providing emergency financial and other assistance to the families of military members and wounded warriors. (www.JohnstoneSupply.com)

The Thermostat Recycling Corporation, founded in 1998, is an industry-funded non-profit corporation supported by 31 manufacturers who historically branded and sold mercury thermostats in the United States.  TRC maintains a network of more than 3,600 collection sites nationwide and has recovered more than 1.4 million thermostats since its inception.  TRC assumes all costs to transport and properly dispose of mercury switch thermostats recovered from service.  Learn more about TRC by finding us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter.