Lighting suppliers and distributers are invited to join Take Back the Light to track and verify light recycling services for customers. Take Back the Light offers value-added light recycling options that ensures 98 per cent of every light is recycled to the highest environmental standard by a processor that is audited against the Guideline for Mercury-Containing Lamp Processors (PDF). Sellers and distributors of lights pay an annual fee based on gross sales to support Take Back the Light program maintenance, which includes data collection, website hosting, program management, and marketing collateral:
Annual Gross Sales Annual Fee
< $500,000 $500
$500,000 – 999,999 $1,000
$1,000,000 – 4,999,999 $1,500
> $5,000,000 $2,000

To ensure lights are tracked and recycled to the highest environmental standard, simply log-in and access the Request for Service form and contact an approved processor to arrange pick-up of spent lights. Once the lights are recycled, an invoice is provided to the supplier by the processor. Certificates of lights recycled are also provided annually or on request.

Stewardship Regulations Affecting Lamp Sellers in Canada

Prince Edward Island


British Columbia


Registration is simple

  1. Submit your contact information
  2. Receive a follow–up call
  3. Get info on pricing, correct packaging of lamps, and transport
  4. Complete Request for Service form