Why Take Back The Light?

1.  Protect human health and the environment:

  • The improper disposal of fluorescent lamps results in hundreds of kilograms of mercury leaking into the environment contaminating water bodies to the point that fish may not be safe for consumption.
  • Take Back the Light keeps harmful mercury emissions from polluting our air, water, and soil.
  • 98 per cent of each lamp collected is diverted from disposal, recycled and the component parts are used in new products (glass, aluminum, phosphorus, and mercury).

2.  It is simple and flexible:

  • Participating Take Back the Light distributors have the opportunity to provide value-added services to their customers by offering to take back all spent lamps.
  • For lamp buyers, if you are not working with a Take Back the Light distributor, the program’s website can refer you to one or we can tailor the program to suit your specific recycling needs.

3.  It is cost effective:

  • Take Back the Light ensures you always get the best possible price for lamp recycling. As the program expands and the number of participants increase, the recycling costs will go down.

4.  Increase your visibility:

  • Take Back the Light participants get profile opportunities through our website and media. All participants will be individually listed and profiled.

5.  Showcase your leadership:

  • Program participants have a unique opportunity to brand themselves as partners in the Take Back the Light program and can demonstrate their environmental leadership by exclusive rights to utilize the Take Back the Light logo
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
Join The Program
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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