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Manitoba LightRecycle program launched in May 2012 and accepts residential use fluorescent lights (tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs).The program operates according to the requirements of the Household Hazardous Material and Prescribed Material Stewardship Regulation on behalf of product manufacturers and retailers in the province.

Accepted Lights

This program accepts fluorescent lights marketed for use in residences or households that are designed to be removed by the user.

There are two general categories of fluorescent lights commonly used for residential lighting:

  • Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) – fluorescent bulbs that are typically similar in size and intended to replace an incandescent (traditional) light bulb in a residential setting. The program accepts all types and shapes of CFLs from homes including pin-type sockets, covered CFLs and various output wattages.
  • Fluorescent tubes – these long tubes 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.

Also accepted are accidentally broken, residential-use, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and fluorescent tubes in sealed plastic bags or sealed glass containers.

Not Acceptable Lights

If you have more than 16 units that were used in a residential setting to recycle at one time, please contact us.

  • CFLs and fluorescent tubes from non-residential source such as from commercial operations, institutions or industry. All light bulbs that are not CFLs or fluorescent tubes such as incandescent, halogen, LED or HID.
  • Not accepted are 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

Maximum Return Limit

Maximum limit for return at one time is 16 CFLs or fluorescent tubes or a combination of types.