In British Columbia, we accept many kinds of lighting products for recycling, including light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, light fixtures, ballasts and string lights.
How do I dispose of light bulbs in BC?
Where can I recycle? Drop off your end-of-life lamp and lighting equipment, free of charge at over 450 LightRecycle drop-off locations. To find the location nearest you, go to www.lightrecycle.ca/collection-site-locator/ or call 1-888-772-9772 extension 358.
How do I dispose of old light bulbs?
Incandescent bulbs and lamps can be tossed into the trash. If a bulb is broken, wrap it first in paper or plastic before placing it in your trash bin. This prevents broken edges from cutting through your garbage bag and creating a mess, and it helps protect you and your waste hauler from accidental injury.
Can you put light bulbs in the recycle bin?
Incandescent light bulbs and halogen light bulbs do not contain any hazardous materials, so it’s acceptable to throw these directly into the trash. They are recyclable, but because of the specialized processes necessary to separate the materials, they’re not accepted at all recycling centers.
How do you dispose of light bulbs in Canada?
There are a number of ways the Recycling Council of Ontario recommends disposing of CFLs.
- drop off burned lights at your municipal waste depot or hazardous waste drop-off event.
- retailers that may accept burned out CFLs include RONA, Canadian Tire and Ikea.
What can you recycle at Home Depot?
- Leaves and Lawn Clippings.
- Computers, Eyeglasses, Cell Phones.
- Food Scraps.
- Household Cleaners.
What do you do with old CFL light bulbs?
You can take your CFLs to an antifreeze, batteries, oil, paint (ABOP) facility, or a household hazardous waste event. They are also accepted at all Home Depot, IKEA, Batteries + Bulbs, and Lowe’s stores in the U.S., as well as many regional chains. Find a drop-off location near you using our Recycling Locator.
Can you throw away fluorescent bulbs with green ends?
GENERAL SPENT LAMP REQUIREMENTS
Although low-mercury or green-marked lamps may be legally disposed of in dumpsters or discarded with ordinary trash under federal rules, some states have stricter standards.