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Light Bulbs (residential)

fluorescent bulbs, fluorescent tubes, bulbs, light bulbs, incandescent bulbs, LEDs, CFLs, halogen, HID, high intensity discharge lamps
Light Bulbs (residential)
Fluorescent tubes and bulbs and most other kinds of light bulbs 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?

If you are using fluorescent or LED bulbs, you are already reducing by using these high efficiency bulbs to light your space. Just don't forget to switch off when you leave the room.

There are few practical options for reuse of light bulbs and tubes.

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.

Also accepted are accidentally broken, residential-use, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and fluorescent tubes in sealed plastic bags or sealed glass containers. If you do break a fluorescent bulb, place the broken item in a sealed plastic bag or a sealed glass container and take it to a nearby depot.

Facilities

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Avenue
    Victoria
    250.474.5145

  • Bottle Depot - Downtown Victoria

    655 Queens Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.7480

  • Bottle Depot - Glanford

    4261 Glanford
    Victoria
    250.727.7480

  • Castle Building Centre - Bay Street

    220 Bay Street
    Victoria
    250.595.1225

  • Castle Building Centre - Cook Street

    1720 Cook Street
    Victoria
    250.384.8181

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • Galiano Recycling Depot

    220 Sturdies Bay Road
    Galiano Island
    250.539.5769

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Home Hardware - Sidney

    2356 Beacon Avenue
    Sidney
    250.656.2712

  • Home Hardware - Sooke

    6626 Sooke Road
    Sooke
    250.642.6366

  • Island Return It, Esquimalt

    935 Ellery
    Victoria
    250.381.1482

  • Island Return It, Sidney

    5-10025 Galaran Road
    Sidney
    250.655.4878

  • London Drugs

    All locations in the capital region

  • Pender Island Recycling Depot

    4400 Otter Bay Road
    Pender Island
    250.629.6962

  • reFUSE

    304 John St
    Victoria
    250.381.6007

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Saturna Island Recycling Depot

    101 Harris Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.8080

  • Sooke Bottle Depot

    2032 Idlemore Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4040

  • South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association Recycle

    1625 Bank Street
    Victoria
    250.595.2685

  • The Environmental Story

    Once professionally disassembled, the component parts of fluorescent tubes are all recyclable. The tube can be used to manufacture fiberglass. The ballasts or ends can be smelted down for reuse; and the mercury carefully distilled and reused.

    Did You Know?

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