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How to dispose of fluorescent light tubes

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Light bulbs - Fluorescent tubes

Safely recycle fluorescent light tubes for free at a household hazardous waste drop-off site:

Small quantities of fluorescent lights

Designated fire station

  • Accepts light tubes up to 4 feet in length.
  • You can bring up to 3 tubes per visit.

Large quantities of fluorescent lights

City landfill Throw 'n' Go area - if you bring with other garbage, landfill charges will apply.

  • Accepts tubes that are longer than 4 feet in length.
  • You can bring up to 8 tubes per visit.

If you are a business with fluorescent light tubes to dispose of, they can only be accepted at Shepard landfill and a permit is required. See our Industrial Waste permits page for full details.

Locations and hours listed below:

Title: What Goes Where?
Author: City of Calgary
Description: Residential recycling and disposal search tool