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To date we have recovered 1 Kilogram of mercury!

That's enough to contaminate an entire lake!

Protecting our people and our planet is the passion that guides EnviroLight Recycling. Our services help building owners who share that passion create a greener future. In keeping with that passion, we offer access to world class lightbulb recycling services which produce no waste, no pollution and recover 99.9% of all raw materials in light bulbs. EnviroLight Recycling offers customized logistics solutions to help keep harmful toxic materials such as mercury out of landfills.

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    Protecting our people and our planet is the passion that guides EnviroLight Recycling. Our services help building owners who share that passion create a greener future. In keeping with that passion, we offer access to world class lightbulb recycling services which produce no waste, no pollution and recover 99.9% of all raw materials in light bulbs. EnviroLight Recycling offers customized logistics solutions to help keep harmful toxic materials such as mercury out of landfills.

    To date we have recovered 1 Kilogram of mercury!

    That's enough to contaminate an entire lake!

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    Our Story


    Envirolight Recycling was born out of the identification of a problem: that here was no effective way to safely dispose of fluorescent bulb in an environmentally friendly manner.

    The Problem

    EnviroLight Recycling began when an EnviroRentals customer requested a mercury detector for testing airborne contaminants from broken fluorescent light bulbs. Intrigued by this test, Kae and his team began running their own experiments and were shocked by the high levels of mercury released from broken tubes.

    The Promise

    Following this discovery, the EnviroLight Recycling team began tracking the journey of spent fluorescent bulbs to determine how the mercury was being handled. Eventually, this led them to landfill sites, where piles of fluorescent tubes sat on the ground broken, with toxic chemicals leaking into the air and soil. While the landfill operators were aware of the dangers, the admitted they had no way of changing this process. Kae’s promise to the landfill workers was the same one EnviroLight Recycling makes to its customers: to find a way to effectively handle, recover and recycle the hazardous materials used in fluorescent lightbulbs.

    The Solution

    Kae’s research led him to EDS lamp recycling in Winnipeg, which had developed a zero pollution recycling process with 99.9% recovery success. Within days, he flew to Winnipeg to meet system developer Gord Lenz and see the recycling system in action. Upon seeing the revolutionary new solution, Kae immediately began developing a system to safely and reliably ship spent bulbs to the EDS plant (the only one of its kind in Canada), until such a time when more plants could be built.

    Moving Forward

    Customers immediately saw the value of the program as the Town of Cochrane, Town of Canmore, and Calgary School Board quickly became EnviroLight Recycling customers. Our vision for the future is to create a cleaner, more sustainable future through the elimination of toxic waste from lightbulbs. With the Canadian Federal Government reviewing legislation mandating fluorescent bulb recycling, the time is now to begin positioning your company to be a champion for the environment.
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    What We Recycle
    Envirolight Recycling offers solutions for all types of lightbulbs.


    Bulb Type

    Common Applications

    Recyclable Materials


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    MERCURY VAPOR/HALIDE
    Large area lighting in factories, warehouses, sports venues and retail stores. Also used for residential security, street lamps and automotive headlamps.
    Glass, multiple metals, various plastics

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    HALOGEN / STANDARD FLOOD
    Commercial and residential applications of all types. Also used for stage lighting, automotive and a variety of other uses.
    Glass, multiple metals, various plastics

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    U TUBE
    High output used in warehouses, industrial facilities, storage centres and commercial buildings. Limited residential use.
    Mercury, glass, metals, various plastics

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    COMPACT FLUORESCENTS
    Nearly universal applications. Multiple sizes allow for use in most residential and commercial applications
    Mercury, glass, metals, various plastics

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    LINEAR FLUORESCENT
    Large spaces including warehouses, storage centres and commercial buildings. Some residential use in larger spaces.
    Mercury, glass, metals, various plastics

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    HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE
    Large area lighting in factories, warehouses, sports venues and retail stores. Also used for residential security, street lamps and automotive headlamps
    Mercury, other rare earth metals glass, metals, various plastics
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    Our Services


    Envirolight Recycling was born out of the problem: that here was no effective way to safely dispose of fluorescent bulb in an environmentally friendly manner.

    Understanding Your Issues

    Waste from spent lightbulbs poses a problem for large organizations as lightbulbs contain many hazardous materials that cannot be disposed of through conventional methods.

    Meeting Your Needs

    Every organization is unique and has its own needs for sustainable waste management. Therefore, we customize each of our lightbulb recycling programs to fit your organization’s unique requirements, creating a comprehensive plan to keep toxic waste out of our landfills.

    Our Process

    Our focus is to design a customized, cost-effective program specific to the needs of your organization to build a ground-up light recycling program, including:

    • Supply of packaging materials for easy collection and storage
    • Pick-up and shipping
    • Use of industry leading recycling systems
    • Provision of recycling certificates

    Get Started

    Contact us today to learn how EnviroLight Recycling can help make your building as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.
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    Why Recycle?



    The Risks

    Lightbulbs contain many harmful materials, including glass, hazardous chemicals, gasses, and metals that should not be disposed in garbage bins. In fact, a 2003 study in The Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association found that “elevated airborne levels of mercury… can exist in the vicinity of recently broken bulbs”. It goes on to note that under these conditions, “mercury concentrations may exceed occupational exposure limits”.

    The Dangers

    Mercury is extremely damaging to the human body, and is very difficult and expensive to remove from the bloodstream. While it typically enters the body through our food supply, airborne mercury particles can be equally harmful. Mercury also poses a significant threat to our environment as just 0.5 grams of mercury can contaminate 22.5 million liters of water. This means the mercury in a single fluorescent tube is enough to contaminate 50,000 liters of water.

    The Solution

    Protect your employees and environment by adding our simple, reliable solution to your organization’s recycling program. EnviroLight Recycling is the light bulb recycling organization of choice for municipal facilities, shopping malls, apartment buildings and anyone wishing to recycle for a greener world.

    Michael Aucott , Michael McLinden & Michael Winka (2003) Release of Mercury from Broken Fluorescent Bulbs, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 53:2, 143-151,
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Protecting our people and our planet is the passion that guides EnviroLight Recycling. Our services help building owners who share that passion create a greener future. In keeping with that passion, we offer access to world class lightbulb recycling services which produce no waste, no pollution and recover 99.9% of all raw materials in light bulbs. EnviroLight Recycling offers customized logistics solutions to help keep harmful toxic materials such as mercury out of landfills.
  • About Us
    Our Story
    Envirolight Recycling was born out of the problem: that here was no effective way to safely dispose of fluorescent bulb in an environmentally friendly manner.

    The Problem
    EnviroLight Recycling began when an EnviroRentals customer requested a mercury detector for testing airborne contaminants from broken fluorescent light bulbs. Intrigued by this test, Kae and his team began running their own experiments and were shocked by the high levels of mercury released from broken tubes.

    The Promise
    Following this discovery, the EnviroLight Recycling team began tracking the journey of spent fluorescent bulbs to determine how the mercury was being handled. Eventually, this led them to landfill sites, where piles of fluorescent tubes sat on the ground broken, with toxic chemicals leaking into the air and soil. While the landfill operators were aware of the dangers, the admitted they had no way of changing this process. Kae’s promise to the landfill workers was the same one EnviroLight Recycling makes to its customers: to find a way to effectively handle, recover and recycle the hazardous materials used in fluorescent lightbulbs.

    The Solution
    Kae’s research led him to EDS lamp recycling in Winnipeg, which had developed a zero pollution recycling process with 99.9% recovery success. Within days, he flew to Winnipeg to meet system developer Gord Lenz and see the recycling system in action. Upon seeing the revolutionary new solution, Kae immediately began developing a system to safely and reliably ship spent bulbs to the EDS plant (the only one of its kind in Canada), until such a time when more plants could be built.

    Moving Forward
    Customers immediately saw the value of the program as the Town of Cochrane, Town of Canmore, and Calgary School Board quickly became EnviroLight Recycling customers. Our vision for the future is to create a cleaner, more sustainable future through the elimination of toxic waste from lightbulbs. With the Canadian Federal Government reviewing legislation mandating fluorescent bulb recycling, the time is now to begin positioning your company to be a champion for the environment.
  • Our Services
    Understanding Your Issues
    Waste from spent lightbulbs poses a problem for large organizations as lightbulbs contain many hazardous materials that cannot be disposed of through conventional methods.

    Meeting Your Needs
    Every organization is unique and has its own needs for sustainable waste management. Therefore, we customize each of our lightbulb recycling programs to fit your organization’s unique requirements, creating a comprehensive plan to keep toxic waste out of our landfills.

    Our Process
    Our focus is to design a customized, cost-effective program specific to the needs of your organization to build a ground-up light recycling program, including:

    • Supply of packaging materials for easy collection and storage
    • Pick-up and shipping
    • Use of industry leading recycling systems
    • Provision of recycling certificates

    Get Started
    Contact us today to learn how EnviroLight Recycling can help make your building as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.
  • Why Recycle?
    The Risks
    Lightbulbs contain many harmful materials, including glass, hazardous chemicals, gasses, and metals that should not be disposed in garbage bins. In fact, a 2003 study in The Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association found that “elevated airborne levels of mercury… can exist in the vicinity of recently broken bulbs”. It goes on to note that under these conditions, “mercury concentrations may exceed occupational exposure limits”.

    The Dangers
    Mercury is extremely damaging to the human body, and is very difficult and expensive to remove from the bloodstream. While it typically enters the body through our food supply, airborne mercury particles can be equally harmful. Mercury also poses a significant threat to our environment as just 0.5 grams of mercury can contaminate 22.5 million liters of water. This means the mercury in a single fluorescent tube is enough to contaminate 50,000 liters of water.

    The Solution
    Protect your employees and environment by adding our simple, reliable solution to your organization’s recycling program. EnviroLight Recycling is the light bulb recycling organization of choice for municipal facilities, shopping malls, apartment buildings and anyone wishing to recycle for a greener world.

    Michael Aucott , Michael McLinden & Michael Winka (2003) Release of Mercury from Broken Fluorescent Bulbs, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 53:2, 143-151,
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EnviroLight Recycling offers solutions for all types of lightbulbs.

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HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE
Large area lighting in factories, warehouses, sports venues and retail stores. Also used for residential security, street lamps and automotive headlamps.
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HALOGEN / STANDARD FLOOD
Commercial and residential applications of all types. Also used for stage lighting, automotive and a variety of other uses.
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U TUBE
High output used in warehouses, industrial facilities, storage centres and commercial buildings. Limited residential use.
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COMPACT FLUORESCENTS
Nearly universal applications. Multiple sizes allow for use in most residential and commercial applications
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LINEAR FLUORESCENT
Large spaces including warehouses, storage centres and commercial buildings. Some residential use in larger spaces.
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MERCURY VAPOR/HALIDE
Large area lighting in factories, warehouses, sports venues and retail stores. Also used for residential security, street lamps and automotive headlamps
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