Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has announced that the association will once again partner with Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) for the 2014 Big Man On Planet (BMOP) campaign. Prove that your company has what it takes to stand out against the top distributors across the country to promote a safer environment!

This year, BMOP runs through October 31st and all HARDI members must sign up by May 31st at www.thermostat-recycle.org/BMOP to be eligible to participate and receive free promotional materials. BMOP recommends that HARDI members promote TRC’s mercury thermostat collection program at their branches nationwide to recover the most thermostats. Three winners will be chosen by TRC based upon size of company, and they will be recognized at HARDI’s annual conference December 7-10 in San Antonio, TX. They will receive the impressive BMOP Cup trophy, and also $500 to be used for employee incentive. Last year, Johnstone Supply was named the winner after recycling an amazing 107 lbs. of mercury during the competition!

HARDI is proud to collaborate with TRC in a program that encourages their members to focus on proper disposal of mercury-containing thermostats in order to support a cleaner, safer environment by keeping mercury out of the waste stream. Mark Tibbetts, TRC Executive Director, expressed his satisfaction at joining forces with HARDI once again to support such an important cause.

“This competition encourages active participation in TRC’s program, both for those distributors already collecting and those who may be interested in participating for the first time,” said Tibbetts. “The BMOP Award is a great opportunity for HARDI members to be recognized for their efforts in recycling mercury thermostats and protecting the environment.”


For more information about Thermostat Recycling Corporation, go to www.thermostat-recycle.org.