RecycFluo is Quebec's recycling program for mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs and tubes. The program offers consumers, industries, businesses, and institutions a free recycling service with more than 800 recycling locations across the province. Depending on quantities, a free direct pick-up service is also available.
Who manages the program?
The program is managed by Product Care Recycling , on behalf of the manufacturers, distributors and retailers of these products to fulfill their regulatory obligations.,
Product Care is the recognized management organization by RECYC-QUÉBEC to manage the RecycFluo program.
RecycFluo is a not-for-profit program funded by the Environmental Handling Fees (commonly called eco fees or recovery fees) included in the point-of-sale price of all mercury-containing lights sold in Quebec, since October 1, 2012.
This fee varies depending on the type and size of the bulbs. EHF is not a tax, is not remitted to the government nor a refundable deposit. It is, also, subject to sales tax.
Collected and remitted to the program by members, Environmental Handling Fees are used to cover the program’s expenses: collection, transportation, products end-of-life recycling as well as outreach and promotional activities.
Here are the details of the recovery fees:
|Light categories||Size||Fee per unit|
|Fluorescents tubes or UV (A or B)||2 feet and less||$0.30|
|Fluorescents tubes or UV (A or B)||More than 2 feet and less than 4 feet||$0.50|
|Fluorescents tubes or UV (A or B)||More than 4 feet and less than 8 feet||$1.00|
|Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL)||All sizes and shapes||$0.20|
|High intensity discharge (HID) lamps and other types of mercury lamps such as high pressure sodium, mercury vapor and metal halide, UV-C, germicidal, xenon and UHP (Ultra High Performance) replacement lamps||All sizes and shapes||$1.10|
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