Do It Right, Recycle Your Light

Over 30 million mercury-containing lamps go to Ontario landfills every year. Now there’s a solution for business and institutions to keep these lamps out of our landfills. “Take Back The Light” campaign will be run in recognition of Waste Reduction Week in Ontario, held the third week of October every year. The idea of the “Do it Right, Recycle your Light” campaign is to educate the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional sector during Waste Reduction Week, October 21 to 27, about the importance of recycling mercury-containing fluorescent lights and provide guidance on how to get the lights properly recycled. Leading up to and during this week, employers will be invited to register their lamp recycling activities, or to get more information about lamp recycling. They will also have the opportunity to download a ‘Recycle your Light’ Presentation and be encouraged to host a “lunch and learn” session for their employers to commemorate Waste Reduction Week. Waste Reduction Week is a program of the Recycling Council of Ontario dedicated to educating residents and businesses about reducing waste and overconsumption. Visit for more information.