Facility Closures

Contact facilities directly to ensure they are open during the COVID-19 health emergency and learn about changes to their drop-off procedures.

What would you like to Recycle?

Light Bulbs (commercial)

incandescent bulbs, light bulbs, LEDs, halogen bulbs, neon bulbs, ultraviolet bulbs, compact fluorescent lights, lamps, light fixtures
Light Bulbs (commercial)
Commercial, institutional or industrial light bulbs and fixtures are managed through the province-wide LightRecycle product stewardship program. A full list of what is accepted and free depot locations is available on their website.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Light Emitting Diode (LED) light bulbs last up to 10 times longer than fluorescent bulbs and do not contain mercury.

There are few practical options for reuse of light bulbs.

Some commercial suppliers will take back bulbs on delivery of replacements. Contact directly to find out if there is a recycling fee.
Not all facilities listed below are part of the provincial program and may charge a fee for drop off. Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.


  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street

  • GFL Environmental (formerly Alpine Disposal & Recycling)

    1045 Dunford Avenue

  • Island Return It, Esquimalt

    935 Ellery

  • JOMA Environmental Ltd.

    Pick-up service available across the capital region


  • reFUSE

    304 John St

  • Sidney Return-It

    5-10025 Galaran Road

  • The Environmental Story

    CFLs last 10 times longer and use up to 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs. The precious and toxic trace amount of mercury within, the glass tubes and ballast are all recyclable and require proper disposal.

    Did You Know?

    Fluorescent bulbs and tubes contain mercury. Mercury exposure can be highly toxic.