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Refrigerant Cylinder Program 


 Let Johnson Supply help you eliminate COST and reduce LABOR by allowing us to  dispose of your refrigerant cylinders.
Keep your company legitimate by disposing of your refrigerant cylinders properly. When the bottle becomes empty, just bring the empty cylinder into any Johnson Supply location, and we will dispose of properly for you at NO CHARGE.

Thermostat and Mercury Recycling

The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC), a not-for-profit corporation, recognizes mercury thermostats as an environmental concern. Mercury is a highly toxic element and when introduced as a contaminant into the environment it can quickly become a thereat to both people and wildlife. The TRC does their part by collection used wall-mounted mercury-switch thermostats through HVAC wholesalers such as Johnson Supply. Under this voluntary, industry-sponsored effort, heating and cooling contractors can drop off old mercury-switch thermostats (regardless of brand) at any Johnson Supply store. The thermostats are safely collected and delivered to the TRC's recycling center where the mercury is carefully extracted and forwarded to a mercury recycler to ensure that it is properly purified for re-use.


TRC Unviels 2012 Big Man On Planet Award

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) today announced that Johnson Supply of Houston, Texas has been named the 2012 'Big Man On Planet' (BMOP), an annual award given by TRC in partnership with Heating Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) to honor the HARDI member that has done the best job promoting the TRC mercury thermostat collection program. The BMOP award was presented to Johnson Supply today at HARDI's annual conference in Grande Lakes, Florida.

"The BMOP Award is a great opportunity for HARDI members to be recognized for their work to protect the environment, and Johnson Supply has done an outstanding job of that," said Mark Tibbetts, TRC executive director. "Johnson Supply has been a strong leader in the ongoing campaign to collect mercury thermostats, and as a highly respected member of the HVAC industry, its efforts to champion the TRC program have contributed significantly to the program's growth and success."

"Johnson Supply is honored to receive this prestigious award," said Richard Cook, President and COO of Johnson Supply. "We strongly support the TRC mission of mercury thermostat collection in order to protect the environment and keep as much mercury out of the waste stream as possible. We are committed to doing our part in that effort, and to encouraging others in our industry to participate in this worthy program."

The BMOP award competition was announced in June, and ran from June 15 until September 15. Johnson Supply was selected from a group of 13 HARDI members participating in the competition, which have established a combined total of 233 mercury thermostat collection sites across the country. Johnson Supply maintains 23 collection sites at its branches in Texas and Louisiana and shipped TRC over 1200 waste mercury thermostats during the competition.
"All of the HARDI members who competed for the BMOP award should be proud of their contributions to the TRC program," said Tibbetts. "The TRC program is growing every year, and we couldn't do it without the active and enthusiastic participation of HVAC wholesale distributors, who are essentially the ambassadors of the program. TRC applauds the hard work of every company that has gone the extra mile to keep mercury thermostats out of our landfills, and we encourage them to keep up the good work."
Distributors who are currently collecting thermostats and interested in being considered for the 2013 BMOP award can sign up at For those not participating in the collection program and are interested in doing so, more information is available at or by calling 1-888-266-0550.

Refrigerant Recycling


Fluorcarbon refrigerants have been found to harm the ozone layer when released into the environment. Hydrofluororocarbons (HFC's) can be safely recovered, recycled and reclaimed from many applications including air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Johnson Supply is aware of the environmental effects of HFCs and in an effort to responsibly discard of fluorocarbon refrigerants, we are committed to participating in programs that support recovery, recycling, and reclamation of used refrigerants. Johnson Supply plays its part by serving as a collection agent for HVAC professionals who are willing to remove and recover used refrigerants from air conditioning or refrigeration equipment. We will then safely transport refrigerants to local and regional reclamation facilities where they can be properly reprocessed for further commercial use or destroyed.

Energy Efficiency

Improving the energy efficiency of the places where we work, play, and learn helps us save energy, save money, and fight global warming. Commercial and industrial facilities account for half of all energy consumption in the U.S. at a cost of over $200 billion per year. Johnson Supply is helping to decrease their share of this number by upgrading present lighting systems to more energy efficient systems. In just upgrading its corporate offices, Johnson Supply reduces annual costs of energy operation by close to $30,000.

Computer Paper Recycling


A standard size office typically generates about 1.5 pounds of waste paper per employee each day. Nearly half of typical office paper waste is high grade paper. Recycling one ton of paper can save about 6.7 cubic yards of landfill space. A cubic  yard of stacked office paper weighs about 380 pounds. Johnson Supply recycles its office paper which not only helps save space in our landfills, but also better utilizes our natural resources.

Electronic Document Storage


Johnson Supply actively converts  paper records to easily accessible electronic documents, completely eliminating all paper filing and retrieving, while allowing paper documents to be recycled. Our efforts to date have allowed us to eliminate 62 four-drawer filing cabinets. We have another 24 to go.

Printer Cartridges Recycling


Most printer ink cartridge are made of industrial grade plastic that don't easily decompose. Unfortunately, more often than not, these cartridges end up[ in our overloaded landfills. Johnson Supply makes a continued commitment to recycle printer cartridges. We look forward to the day when recycling cartridges is as common as separating waster material in our homes for the recycle bins.


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