The City of Edmonton reminds residents that all old light bulbs, including incandescents, halogens and compact fluorescents should be brought to an Eco Station for safe disposal and recycling.
The manufacture of incandescent light bulbs (the common round-shaped ones) is being phased out in Canada in 2014 to encourage the use of more energy-efficient bulbs.
In 2012, the City’s Eco Stations recycled 43,342 compact fluorescent bulbs and 233,679 linear feet of fluorescent tubes. The bulbs and tubes are crushed and the mercury powder is collected in a filter. The glass and aluminum are recycled and the filters are sent for proper disposal.
Eco Stations accept light bulbs from residents only. All light bulbs, household hazardous waste and e-waste are accepted free of charge.
For more information and for a list of other items that should be taken to an Eco Station, please visit edmonton.ca/ecostations.