You recycle your waste responsibly and regularly, but what do you do with the items municipalities won’t take because they’re too dangerous? Expired items like bulbs, tubes, and batteries are considered hazardous materials that will not be picked up with your trash or in your recycling bin. They require special handling to be safely disposed of and recycled. Our recycling service specializes in taking care of these items by providing a fast and easy way to dispose of the waste cities won’t touch.

Why is this important?

Without proper care and recycling, these dangerous items often end up in landfills, where they can degrade and enter the environment. Proper recycling methods help prevent the hazardous chemicals found in lighting and batteries – like mercury and lead – from leaking into our land, water, and atmosphere. Specialized expertise is necessary when recycling these items, especially since standard waste-disposal has begun refusing items that contain these chemicals. While disposal of toxic material is important for single-dwelling households, it’s critical for condos and commercial buildings with their large volumes of lighting, which contain a massive load of mercury.

How can I recycle them?

Call Signature Electric. We pick up and recycle old bulbs, lamps, tubes, and batteries that require special handling. Our specialized service recycles:

  • Fluorescent Lamps & Tubes
  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • High-Intensity Density (HID) Lamps
  • Mercury Vapor & Metal Halide Lamps
  • High Pressure Sodium (HPS) Vapor Lamps
  • Low Pressure Sodium (LPS) Vapor Lamps
  • Ultraviolet (UV) Bulbs
  • Neon Bulbs
  • Self-Ballasted (SB) Lamps
  • Shatterproof & Other Specialty Lamps
  • LED lamps
  • Batteries

Here’s how it works.

You receive special boxes or bins to place your items, along with clear instructions on how to prepare and store them. Once your box is full, give us a call to schedule a pick-up. Your items will be transported by professional drivers to a factory where the materials or chemicals will be extracted safely and recycled to be used again.

We offer same-day or next-day service within the GTA. Price is determined by the type of box ordered. The price is all-inclusive of the shipping container, delivery and pickup within the GTA, and recycling fees for the lamps. We service condos, and commercial spaces.

We’ll take care of your storage headaches! Contact us now!