Important Glass Recycling Information. Fluorescent lights are NOT ACCEPTED in municipal glass recycling bins or at Francis Cooke Landfill where fines are charged for unacceptable material being unloaded. These bulbs should be taken to Boulder Crescent Recycling Depot in Canmore or the Compound Depot in Banff for proper disposal.
Compact flourescent lights are more than glass. They provide significant environmental advantages in Alberta by reducing harmful emmissions through their energy efficiency. However, small amounts of hazardous gases and heavy metals contained in the electronic circuits along with other plastic and metal parts make them a special waste that must be handled carefully to avoid health risks to waste management operators and the environment.