North Channel is proud to partner with the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada and their thermostat recovery program. We now accept mercury-containing, electronic and mechanical thermostats to ensure that all components, especially mercury are kept out of the waste stream. We recycle all thermostats that we remove and replace, and also accept public drop-offs.
Switching to newer and more energy efficient programmable thermostats, and responsibly disposing of older mercury-containing thermostats reduces energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and prevents mercury from contaminating our air, soil and water. According to Environment Canada, just 1 gram of mercury is enough to pollute an eight hectare lake (roughly 1.5 olympic swimming pools) to the point where all of the fish in the lake are inedible for an entire year.
To drop off your old thermostat, visit us during office hours (8am-5pm Monday to Friday). Thermostats must be intact.
Thank you for doing your part to help protect our environment!