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Collection Rate Targets and Collection Site Accessibility Targets 2014-2017

BC’s light recycling program began in 2010, accepting residential-use fluorescent lights at collection sites across the province. On October 1, 2012, the Program expanded and currently accepts all lighting products for recycling without charge, including all types of lights (bulbs and tubes), ballasts and lighting fixtures used in residential, institutional, commercial and industrial applications.

The Program is managed and operated by Product Care pursuant to the BC Recycling Regulation. The BC Lamps and Lighting Equipment Stewardship Plan (the “2012 Plan”) developed by Product Care was approved by the BC Ministry of Environment (MoE) in 2012.

The 2012 Plan includes several performance based targets for which reference data was available at the time the Plan was developed, such as collection rate targets for fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), as well as a commitment to establish and submit additional collection rate/accessibility targets for other lamps and fixtures in 2014.

Product Care held the first public consultation webinar on Dec 8, 2014 and will hold a second public consultation webinar to discuss proposed targets for collection rate and collection site accessibility targets for the following products for which targets are not already specified in the 2012 Plan:

Collection rates:
HID/UV/Neon lamps
Incandescent, Halogen, LED lamps
Residential volumes of fixtures
PCB containing ballasts

Collection site accessibility:
Commercial use lamps
Residential use fixtures
Commercial fixtures/non PCB ballasts

You are invited to attend the second public consultation webinar on January 14, 2015.

In addition to participating in the webinar, you are invited to submit comments in writing prior to February 6, 2015.

Plan Revision Public Consultation Webinar Details
Date: January 14, 2015
Time: 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

To register for the webinar please visit:

Written comments will be accepted until February 6, 2015.

For further information, please contact Lauren Kulokas at


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