Recycling

BGE continues to incorporate environmental management as we serve our customers. As a part of our environmental efforts, PeakRewards includes an initiative, which recycles mercury thermostats removed from customers’ homes during a PeakRewards programmable thermostat installation. Our goal is to ensure that the mercury contained in the thermostats does not end up in landfills, where it is a health, safety and environmental hazard.

Since 2008, BGE recycled 132,264 energy saver switches which have now been replaced with new, more efficient switches as part of the PeakRewards program.

Click here for a helpful mercury disposal and cleanup guide.

Click here for more information on BGE's environmental stewardship.