What can I recycle?
- Mercury-containing thermostats
- Electronic thermostats
Please return the whole thermostat intact, including the faceplate. Thermostat manufacturers who fund the program are billed based on the brands collected.
Why should I recycle?
By recycling your used thermostats, you divert hazardous waste from your local landfills and help the environment. You also reduce the need for raw materials to manufacture new products.
Switch the 'Stat is a thermostat recycling program in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), and delivered by Summerhill Impact. The program provides a safe and responsible disposal option for all types of thermostats
Since 2006, Switch the ‘Stat has collected over 70,000 mercury-containing thermostats, equivalent to over 285 Kg of mercury.
Where can I recycle?
There are 90 public drop-off locations across B.C. Free shipping is also available for rural and remote locations. To find a location near you or ship a thermostat for recycling visit: switchthestat.ca
What happens to it?
In B.C., all thermostats are shipped to Tri-Arrow Industrial Recovery Inc. where they are counted, documented and dismantled. The glass, plastic and metal components are separated and sent for recycling. The program recycles 100% of the material recovered.