Light Bulb Disposal & Recycling in Ottawa

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    The Proper & Correct Way to Dispose of Light Bulbs

    Junk Ninja is fully equipped to recycle any amount of light bulbs you need to dispose of in an environmentally responsible way.

    You might be tempted to just toss out your old light bulbs in the trash, but you should think twice before you do that. There are things that you can throw away without getting in trouble, but some items like light bulbs contain toxic heavy metals and hazardous materials that can cause detrimental environmental issues and harmful health consequences.

    Before you even get the chance to get rid of more light bulbs, you should familiarize yourself with the different types and proper way of handling them. By following the correct disposal methods, you can reduce their negative environmental and health impact to you and people around you.

    It’s time to become a better citizen by protecting your loved ones and environment from the dangerous effects of improper disposal of light bulbs. Check out the correct and safe way to dispose of light bulbs in our guide below:

    Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)

    Compact fluorescent light bulbs are energy-efficient bulbs that require less energy use than traditional bulbs. This is the reason why they are a popular choice among people. No other chemical element has been proven as efficient as mercury in making its operations very efficient.

    Mercury makes it possible for CFLs to emit light with much brighter intensity than that of old style lamps. As effective as it is in enabling and emitting light without using so much energy, this essential lightbulb component could be hazardous if CFLs are not disposed of properly.

    To make sure that its toxins don’t make its way to your source of drinking supply via landfill groundwater, always remember to exclude and not discard CFLs (whether broken or not) along with your other regular garbage. You can properly dispose of these bulbs by carefully wrapping them in a newspaper or any old packing material that you currently have. You could also recycle their metal and glass components if you want to test and bring out that creative side in you.

    Light Bulbs Have Hazardous Materials. We Can Dispose of Them!

    Light bulbs cannot be disposed in Ottawa simply by throwing them in the trash. They contain a variety of unsafe and even hazardous materials, and thus must be disposed of properly. If you’re moving, doing a renovation or just have lot of old, burnt out light bulbs collecting dust around the house, office or garage, those light bulbs need to go – clean and safe.

    • Compact Fluorescent (CFL) bulbs
    • Incandescent light bulbs
    • LED light bulbs
    • Halogen light bulbs

    Clean & Safe Junk Removal in Ottawa

    Aren’t we just talking about light bulbs? How bad could be it?? It turns out, potentially very bad! CFL bulbs, for example, contain mercury – if dropped, they can shatter and spread dangerous chemicals around your home or office, leaving your family or employees exposed. Other bulbs contain a variety of materials that are less than desirable. Even the glass is unsafe if it breaks on the floor or, worse yet, in someone’s hand!

    Junk Ninja, a leader in Ottawa junk removal, has the experience and connections it takes to dispose of light bulbs and other waste that can be dangerous to handle. We safely dispose of light bulbs in Ottawa. No matter what your project may be, from renovation and construction to other cleanups, call on Ottawa’s junk removal pros for a clean, safe and thorough light bulb disposal in Ottawa.

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    I have used Junk Ninja twice in the last year and a half. Both times they were on time, professional and easy to work with. I called them Saturday in hopes for a Monday (Labor Day) pick up and was completely surprised they could do it!! I highly recommend their service and will definitely use them again in the future!

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    My case was a basement purge of 15 years of storage and neglect. This was a huge issue for me to the point I just could not deal with it so it kept accumulating. Finally decided it was time and cal and I was very glad I did .Amazing Companyu

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    I used Junk Ninja on November 30, 2019. They were on time. The staff was gracious and hard working. It is easier to part with your stuff when they give some to charities has well.

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    Ottawa Location

    15 Grenfell Crescent Unit 6 Ottawa, ON, K2G 0G3


    Georgetown Location

    162 Guelph Street, Suite 225 Georgetown, ON L7G 5X7


    Kingston Location

    427 Princess St #172, Kingston, ON K7L 5S9

    (613) 417-7010

    Kitchener Location

    23-500 Fairway Road South, Suite # 157
    Kitchener, ON N2C 1X3


    What is the fastest way to get rid of old furniture?
    If you have a lot of old furniture that you need to get rid of, the fastest way to get rid of it is to call Junk Ninja at (613) 825-0707 or book an appointment online. While we do appreciate getting at least a day’s notice for furniture removal, we can often make it with just a few hour’s notice. Whether you have a few pieces of furniture or an entire house’s worth halted away, Junk Ninja is your best choice for speedy removal.
    How much does it cost to get unwanted furniture hauled away?
    At Junk Ninja, we only charge you for how much space your junk takes in our trucks which measure 12ft (L) x 8ft (W) x 6ft (H). A single item the size of a refrigerator costs about $98 to get removed. ⅙ of our trucks costs about $199, while a full truck (which can fit a lot of junk) costs about $565. For more information, check out our pricing page.
    Are you able to remove large furniture? What about an entire home’s worth?

    So long as it can be carried by two of our Junk Removal Experts we can haul it away. This includes kitchen cabinets, dressers, beds, bed frames, chairs, tables, drawers, entertainment systems, home bars, bookcases and pretty much any other piece of furniture you can think of. Our trucks can fit a lot of junk in them, but in the event that you have more junk than can fit in one we can send two! We don’t only haul furniture away from homes, if your business has a large amount of furniture that you need to get rid of we will get it out of the way quickly! Just book an appointment online.

    Do you donate any of the furniture you remove?

    Yes, if the furniture is in good shape we do everything we can to donate it. We donate to a large number of charities, including the Salvation Army and Habitat For Humanity. We donate gently used fabric furniture such as couches, sofas, chairs, etc. to the salvation army and donate wooden and leather furniture to Habitat For Humanity. We believe in reducing the environmental impact of junk removal while also lending a helping hand to the community, so we are committed to donating and recycling as much as possible. For more information check out our What We Donate page.

    What do you do to prevent damage to my property while you remove my furniture?

    When we remove furniture from your business or home, we are always very careful to not damage anything. Our crews have a ton of experience moving all sorts of items out of homes, and know how to properly assess how to safely remove junk out of your home without causing damage. In the extremely unlikely event of an accident, our teams are fully insured.

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