Home Depot decided to end its Canadian compact fluorescent light bulb recycling program last week, according to CBC News.
The home improvement retailer started collecting burned-out bulbs about six years ago when they began selling CFL bulbs, which contain a small amount of mercury.
"To ensure customers had the time they needed to learn about the change, signs were posted in stores beginning in January," a Home Depot spokeswoman told CBC News. "In addition, customers have access through our website and associates to find alternative locations."
Stuart Hickox, founder of One Change and Project Porchlight, which oversaw the distribution of about 300,000 fluorescent bulbs in Ottawa, Ontario, was upset by the company's decision to discontinue light bulb recycling.
"There's a whole issue here about responsible retailing," he said in the article. "If you sell stuff that has hazardous waste in it, a lot of people believe you should be able to take it back there."
Home Depot has also cancelled its paint recycling programs in Ontario and Quebec, according to the report.