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.

Register today, or contact us for more information.

Featured Sellers

Participating suppliers and distributers of lamps.


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Join the program

Take Back the Light streamlines the process for getting bulbs to the processor, and provides a cost–effective solution to handling fluorescent bulb waste.

Registration is simple

1 Submit your contact information
2 Receive a follow–up call
3 Get information on pricing, correct packaging of lamps, and transport
4 Complete Request for Service form
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Registration Fees
Buyers/Users of Lamps register with Take Back the Light free of charge. Distributors and contractors are charged a modest fee based on gross sales:
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 
* Sellers only
Annual fees off-set the cost of site visits and monitoring, collection of data, website updates, program management, and communications.



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