Kevin Gibson the plant manager at the Honeywell warehouse in Rosedale shows how the thermostats with the mercury are bagged and boxed for recycling. BGE has been replacing customer's thermostats with energy efficient programmable digital thermostats. Many of the old ones they are removing contain mercury switches. These are being collected by Honeywell after they have been replaced. They are then bagged and shipped to a Thermostat Recycling Corp where the mercury is recovered.
Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox
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