Whole light bulbs
A pallet of light bulbs should contain approximately:
- 750 4 foot fluorescent tubes, or
- 1,200 CFLs, or
- 600 HID light bulbs, or
- A combination of light types that would equate to the same volume
Light bulbs vary in size and the above estimates are guidelines only. We require the light bulbs to be safely packaged before pick-up and will supply approved collection containers at no cost, if required. Collection containers can be requested in advance. Containers and light bulbs MUST be protected from the weather and remain dry.
Please note: While the program will pick-up bulbs directly from locations (contractors, schools, hospitals, building managers, municipalities etc.) with enough lamps to qualify for this service, you will not receive any payment for these bulbs unless you are acting as a service provider to the program.
After confirming your eligibility by contacting us (see above), you can request a pickup by completing this form.
Crushed light bulbs
Locations that have consolidated full UN-approved drums of crushed lamps (using specialized equipment for this purpose) qualify for a free pick-up service.
Replacement drums are supplied, at no charge, upon request when drums are picked up.
You cannot bring these intentionally crushed bulbs to a collection site – they must be picked up.
To request a free pickup for crushed light bulbs, please complete this form.
For small quantities of lights, please find a drop-off location at our recycling locator tool.
If you have additional questions about our BC Lights program, contact us at 1-877-592-2972, ext. 358