Mercury-containing thermostats can yield businesses and homeowners a $5 rebate when they are brought to any CSWD Drop-Off Center, the CSWD Environmental Depot, or participating retail and wholesale locations.
Mercury is a hazardous material and is banned from the landfill, so the old-style thermometers can't be thrown out with your regular trash. This collection program encourages proper disposal.
1. Bring the entire thermostat (including metal ring or cover) to a participating location.
2. At the drop-off location, customers will be given a card that contains a sticker, a post card, and a receipt.
3. Attach the sticker to the thermostat and place it in the designated receptacle, fill out and send in the rebate card, and keep the receipt.
PLEASE NOTE: It will likely take several weeks before you receive the rebate. Please call the number on your receipt to check on the status of your rebate. Also, if the thermostat does not contain ALL parts (particularly the metal ring and/or cover), and if it does NOT contain mercury, you will not receive a rebate.
THE FINE PRINT: Anyone can participate at retail and wholesale locations, but CSWD Drop-Off Centers and the Environmental Depot are limited to Chittenden County residents and businesses only.
There is no limit on the number of units each person or business can turn in at CSWD locations.
For more information on the rebate program and mercury in general, visit www.mercvt.org.