Find a collection site

British Columbia

Large volume generators can recycle light bulbs, tubes, fixtures and ballasts free of charge with LightRecycle, providing the required quantities are met.

A range of recycling options exist through the program for large volume generators with lighting products used in institutional, commercial or industrial applications. Depending on the type and volume of products, large volume generators such as businesses, contractor, relampers, schools, hospitals and building managers may apply for a no-charge direct pick up. For a full list of accepted products, click here.

Please note: while the program will pick-up lamps directly from large volume generators (contractors, schools, hospitals, building managers, municipalities etc.) with enough lamps to qualify for this service, generators do not receive payment for their lamps unless they are acting as a service provider to the program, as outlined below.

An extensive network of collection sites also exist for generators with large volumes of lighting products to drop off across the province.

Are you a homeowner/consumer with a small quantity of light bulbs or tubes?
LightRecycle includes over 200 collection sites for consumers with household quantities of residential-use lamps (maximum of 16). See the BC Consumers page.

Apply to become a collection site

The LightRecycle program in BC gives businesses the opportunity to participate as collection sites or “consolidators” to collect lamps from their customers and other consumers on behalf of the program. Businesses are paid by the program for providing this service.

Make a difference

When you participate as a collection site, you are joining a community of consumers and businesses working to keep hazardous materials out of landfills. Your business will be added to our network of collection sites, making it easy for customers to find you.

You can apply to become 1 of 3 types of collection sites:

1 ADVERTISED COLLECTION SITES:

Businesses may act as advertised collection sites promoted by the program. These sites are advertised as a designated collection site for large volume generators (contractors etc.) with less than a pallet of light bulbs to be drop-off for recycling. The program provides empty containers, pick-up services of full containers and all required guidelines. Collection sites are paid for this service and require a contract to be signed with ReGeneration (Product Care Association).

2 UN-ADVERTISED COLLECTION SITES:

Businesses may act as collection sites that are NOT advertised or promoted by the program. The site is responsible for informing their own customers (contractors etc.) that they are acting as a collection site where their customers can drop off their lamps to be recycled. The program provides empty containers, pick-up services of full containers and all required guidelines. Collection sites are paid for this service and require a contractual agreement with ReGeneration (Product Care Association).

3 CONSOLIDATION SITES:

Businesses, such as relampers, that collect and consolidate a large number of lamps from off-site customers can register as a consolidation site. The program provides empty containers, pick-up services of full containers and all required guidelines. Consolidation sites are paid for this service and require a contractual agreement with ReGeneration (Product Care Association).

Please note: while the program will pick-up lamps directly from large volume generators (contractors, schools, hospitals, building managers, municipalities etc.) with enough lamps to qualify for this service, generators do not receive payment for their lamps unless they are acting as a service provider to the program.

Businesses interested in providing any of the above services to the program are encouraged to contact pickup@lightrecycle.ca