Can you recycle light bulbs in Ontario?

There is no curbside collection for this item. It is a household hazardous waste. Please drop it off at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot, or a Special Waste Drop-off Day.

How do you dispose of light bulbs in Ontario?

There are a number of ways the Recycling Council of Ontario recommends disposing of CFLs.

  1. drop off burned lights at your municipal waste depot or hazardous waste drop-off event.
  2. retailers that may accept burned out CFLs include RONA, Canadian Tire and Ikea.

Are light bulbs recyclable Ontario?

Household hazardous waste items such as propane/helium tanks, batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs, pesticides, paint, etc. must never be put in recycling or garbage.

How can I dispose of old light bulbs?

Standard light bulbs should be disposed of in normal household waste. They cannot be recycled as with regular glass, as the fine wires in glass processing are very difficult to separate out and the cost to recycle these items is prohibitive.

Can I put light bulbs in 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.

What kind of waste is a light bulb?

Fluorescent lamps/bulbs are considered Universal Waste under federal law. This is a special category of hazardous waste and must be managed/disposed of appropriately.

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Can I throw out LED light bulbs?

Is it against the law to throw away LED light bulbs? In the United States, it is not against the law to dispose of LEDs in the landfill. They are not considered hazardous waste and can technically be disposed of with your trash.