Light Recycling

We are one of the only Independent BC Government approved Lighting Recycle Program Centers. We do not charge ECO Fees as we are a self-funded lighting showroom. Any fixtures that are returned, and are deemed to still have a useful life will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.


  • Fluorescent tubes (straight, curved, U, circular, square etc.)
  • UV and germicidal lamps
  • Incandescent and halogen bulbs
  • Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
  • Light emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • Ultra High Performance (UHP) lamps (replacement projector lamps)
  • High-intensity discharge lamps (HIDs)

Lighting Fixtures

  • Bike Lights
  • Ceiling Fixtures
  • Chandeliers
  • Flashlights
  • Floor lamps
  • Light Strings (e.g. xmas lights)
  • Outdoor fixtures
  • Recessed/pot lights
  • Security lights
  • Table and Desk Lamps
  • Wall fixtures
  • Work lights
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Why recycle?

By recycling your used lamp and lighting products, you divert hazardous waste from your local landfills and help the environment. You also reduce the need for raw materials to manufacture new products.

LightRecycle is the BC fluorescent lights recycling program established by ReGeneration.

What happens to recycled materials?

LightRecycle strives to recycle 100% of the material recovered. The collected lamps and lights are crushed under safe conditions, then the glass and metal are recycled and the mercury-phosphor is sent for retort (a heating process that recovers usable mercury).

Where can I recycle?

Bring them to Mclaren Lighting Showrooms or drop off your end-of-life lamp and lighting equipment, free of charge at over 450 Light Recycle drop-off locations. Handle fluorescent lights carefully.

A history of Mclaren Lighting Recycling

In 2012, Clarence “Finn” Finnigan, the owner of McLaren Lighting, set out to establish a program for recycling light fixtures, bulbs, and ballasts. The objective was to offer residential consumers a convenient and affordable recycling solution, while also reducing the number of lighting products ending up in landfills. We are proud to be one of the few lighting stores in North America with a certified recycling program, dedicated to making a positive environmental impact and contributing to a greener future for everyone.