From bike lights to street lights, residents and business owners can now recycle a wide range of light bulbs, ballasts and lighting fixtures in what the provincial government calls the first comprehensive recycling program in Canada for lighting products.
Burnt-out bulbs, strings of Christmas lights, table lamps, fixtures, street lights and outdoor flood lights can all go to the expanded LightRecycle program, free of charge.
The non-profit provincial program began accepting residential fluorescent lights in 2010, and as of Oct. 1, expanded it to accept items through its residential and commercial channels.
It will take fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), halogen and incandescent bulbs, light emitting diodes (LEDs) and high intensity discharge lamps (HID), as well as ballasts and lighting fixtures used in residential, institutional, commercial and industrial applications.
There is no charge for the recycling services.
Contractors, businesses, relampers, schools, hospitals, building managers and others can use the program.
Abbotsford has seven locations that will collect residential light bulbs and tubes.
COLLECTION SPOTS INCLUDE:
? Abbotsford Community Services Recycling, 33670 Valley Rd.
? Canadian Tire, 32513 South Fraser Way
? London Drugs, 26-32700 South Fraser Way
? Regional Recycling Abbotsford, 750 Riverside Rd.
? RONA, 32073 South Fraser Way
? RONA, 34530 McConnell Rd.
? Wilway Lumber, 28728 Fraser Highway
In Mission, light bulbs can be recycled at:
? London Drugs, 32555 London Avenue,
? Mission Recycling Depot, 7229 Mershon Ave.
? RONA, 32290, Lougheed Highway
Both communities can recycle residential light fixtures at: Regional Recycling and R & T Bottle Depot.
Lighting fixtures could include floor lamps, chandeliers, table lamps, ceiling lights, flashlights and Christmas lights. Examples of fixtures recycled by large volume generators include street lights and flood lights.