In Manitoba, you can drop off compact fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent tubes to be recycled at more than 90 collection sites across the province.
You can return up to 16 light bulbs or tubes at once (any combination up to 16 bulbs in total) to residential recycling sites. If you have more than 1 pallet of lights, visit the Commercial Volumes page to see if you qualify for free lights pickup.
- Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) – fluorescent bulbs that are typically similar in size and intended to replace an incandescent (traditional) light bulb. The program accepts all types and shapes of CFLs, including pin-type sockets, covered CFLs and various output wattages.
- Fluorescent tubes – long tubes that come in different lengths (such as 8ft, 4ft or shorter) and widths (such as T5s, T8s or T12s), as well as sometimes in curved or circular shapes. Maximum acceptable length is 8ft.
- Accidentally broken compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and fluorescent tubes in sealed plastic bags or sealed glass containers
Not Accepted Products:
- All light bulbs that are not CFLs or fluorescent tubes, such as incandescent, halogen, LED or HID.
- Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and fluorescent tubes that have been intentionally crushed or broken. For example, CFL or fluorescent tubes that have been processed by a bulb eater or drum top crusher.