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How to dispose of incandescent light bulbs

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Incandescent light bulbs

Reuse working incandescent light bulbs (traditional household bulbs) or halogen light bulbs by giving to family/friends or posting on an online website like Kijiji.

Put old and broken incandescent light bulbs or halogen light bulbs in your black cart as garbage.

Special instructions

  • Package items safely by putting the pieces into a puncture-resistant, non-breakable container (e.g. plastic tub, plastic pail, laundry detergent container, etc.)
  • Or wrap in two layers of paper and place in a tied bag.
  • Label as "sharps" with a permanent marker and put in your black cart.

You can also take properly packaged light bulbs to a City landfill. Landfill charges will apply.​​​

Landfill locations listed below: