I recently had a security system installed which also included a replacement thermostat. Should I just throw this old one in the trash?

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    Cheap digital thermostats can be had for under $20 if you ever needed one again, so it's your call to decide if it's worth hanging on to. Personally I'd get rid of it. FYI, Best Buy takes a ton of electronics and appliances for free recycling. I bet they would take a thermostat. – Hank Feb 3 '14 at 0:52
  • Its not like it has a mercury switch to worry about. Send those to me ;-). – HerrBag Feb 3 '14 at 2:33

If your security system is monitored for a monthly fee I would save it. There is the possibility that it won't function if the service is terminated. If a year from now you decide you no longer want the service you may be in need of a new thermostat. Although it appears to be relatively new verify it doesn't contain mercury, even if it doesn't try to recycle it when you do throw it out.

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