Why recycle burnt out or unwanted bulbs and tubes?
When mercury-containing light bulbs like compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and fluorescent tubes are thrown in the garbage, they can contaminate our soil and water supplies and add to landfill waste.
Recycling bulbs, tubes, and fixtures* ensures that any hazardous materials they contain are managed responsibly, while the glass and metal components can be recycled and used again, thereby conserving resources.
Find a drop-off location
Follow the steps below to find a free drop-off location near you:
- Visit our Recycling Locator page
- Enter your business address
- Select “Lights – Commercial Volumes”
- Click “Search”
- Choose your nearest drop-off location
Program details by province
Large volumes of bulbs and tubes may qualify for free pick-up. Learn more about the products and quantities accepted in your province.
|Province||Free Drop-off||Free Pick-up||Accepted Products||Contact|
|BC||Use our Recycling Locator to find a location.||Learn how to qualify for free commercial pick-up.||See full list of accepted firstname.lastname@example.org|
|MANITOBA||Use our Recycling Locator to find a location.||Learn how to qualify for free commercial pick-up.||See full list of accepted email@example.com|
|QUÉBEC**||Use the RecycFluo map to find a location.||Learn how to qualify for free commercial pick-up.||See full list of accepted firstname.lastname@example.org|
|PEI||Use our Recycling Locator to find a location.||Contact your nearest recycling location to inquire.||See full list of accepted email@example.com|
*Lighting fixtures, including certain types of ballasts, may be accepted at select depots in British Columbia only. Check with individual depots to determine what types of fixtures they accept.
**RecycFluo, operated by Product Care, offers light recycling services in Quebec.