Civic Services

Civic Recycling is at your service!

Civic Recycling’s services provide you with peace of mind to know that all electrical components are tested and proven.


Fluorescent Bulb Eater Machine


Our fluorescent bulb and ballast recycling program fulfills our commitment to the environment and keeps your shop - or home - neat and tidy!



Breaker Testing

Avoid unexpected failures with a fully guaranteed Civic Recycling circuit breaker test

We are proud to stand behind every used circuit breaker we sell by offering a comprehensive circuit breaker test, complete with a written report and guaranteed. But we are also pleased to provide our robust circuit breaker testing to you for any used circuit breaker in your inventory.

You may want to consider purchasing a circuit breaker test if you are not sure if your - or your customer’s - breaker is safe and functioning correctly. To get your circuit breaker tested, simply request an appointment or drop it off any time during our business hours.


Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Program

Safely dispose of your unwanted fluorescent bulbs at Civic Recycling

If you’re unsure where you can safely and sustainably dispose of your fluorescent bulbs, look no further than your partner at Civic Recycling. We can help you keep your office, shop, garage, home or workspace free of the clutter caused by old or broken fluorescent bulbs.

We are committed to the environment, recycling, and providing a full range of services to Calgary’s electrical industry. As a result of our ongoing commitment, we accept fluorescent bulbs for recycling to prevent them from ending up in a landfill.

Did you know that a standard fluorescent bulb contains approximately 23 mg of mercury? The mercury contained in a single fluorescent bulb can compromise 20,000 litres of water. Although many provinces, states, and countries worldwide have banned used fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) from landfills by classifying them as hazardous waste, the Alberta Government has not done so yet. However, Civic Recycling offers a safe alternative to the landfill for how to dispose of fluorescent bulbs, tubes and lamps.

Our “55 VRSU Premium Bulb Eater” is specially designed to safely and effectively remove over 98% of the mercury and phosphor dust contained within standard fluorescent lamps. Our bulb eater can process T12, T8, T5, 4′ and 8′ fluorescent tubes, U-Tubes, and most CFLs. The mercury and phosphor dust collects in a three-stage filter, and our used filters get sent for proper disposal with a local hazardous waste management company.

    • We do not accept broken lamps.
      Whenever possible, please ship used fluorescent tubes in original packaging.
      If the original packaging is not available, please put them into bundles of 6-10 lamps taped tightly together with electrical tape.
      You are welcome to drop off small quantities of lamps anytime during regular business hours.
      Please call ahead to schedule a drop-off or pick-up of quantities of more than 1000 lamps.
      Contact us to schedule an appointment to pick them up at your location. (Minimum charge of $50.00 per pick up will apply within Calgary city limits, including 15 minutes of load time.)
      We do not accept incandescent light bulbs, high-pressure sodium, low-pressure sodium or mercury vapour lamps for disposal or recycling.


    • 4′ Fluorescent tube recycling and CFLs – $0.75/lamp
      8′ Fluorescent lamps and U-Tubes – $1.50/lamp
      Teflon coated/food grade fluorescent lamps will be subject to a $1.50 per lamp surcharge



  • Fluorescent Ballast Recycling

    Whenever you think green - think Civic Recycling!

    We understand that finding the right and environmentally friendly way to dispose of the fluorescent ballasts taking up space in your workplace can be challenging. That’s why Civic Recycling is proud to offer fluorescent ballast disposal in Calgary.

    Regardless of the amount of fluorescent ballasts you have to recycle, we can recycle them at no charge to you. We provide your business with Certificates of Recycling in compliance with environmental regulations, including LEED Certification. We can recycle office tower ballasts for property owners or we can recycle them for homeowners.

    Oftentimes, fluorescent lighting ballasts that pre-date 1979 may contain PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). If you are unsure if your ballasts contain PCB’s, click here to be directed to a government document that will provide you with part numbers from most major manufacturers.

    We accept all NON-PCB fluorescent ballasts for disposal. You may drop off yours any time during our regular business hours. We also offer a pick-up service for large quantities of fluorescent ballasts for recycling (over 100). This service costs $50.00 within Calgary city limits.