Given the current situation, many recycling locations have temporarily closed and we expect more to follow. To help minimize landfill waste we encourage you to store your recycling items until the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. Please do not throw your recyclables in the trash. If you need to visit a depot, contact them directly to confirm if they’re open. Social distancing is strongly recommended, as is staying home.
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Whole light bulbs

If you have more than one pallet full of whole light bulbs (not crushed bulbs), we will pick it up free of charge in British Columbia.

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.

To request a free pickup for whole light bulbs, please complete this form.

To request a free pickup for crushed light bulbs, please complete 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, please complete this form.