Street Light Recycling

Green-Port is committed to the recycling of all styles of obsolete street-lights.Street Light  - Recycling[1]

The current street light technology in Canada makes use of mainly high pressure sodium (HPS) lamps. This specific type of lighting consumes more electrical energy when compared to light emitting diode (LED) lamps.

As the price of LED lighting continues to drop, municipalities are now considering the replacement of their cobra head street lights. We expect that electrical energy subsidies will be reduced in the future for all street lighting in towns, cities and on highways. We believe this will accelerate the change from HPS to the LED street lights.

Green-Port Environmental is here to assist you in the collection, transportation and recycling of cobra head street lights. We offerObsolete Street lights - gaylord boxes[1] proper disposal options of the HPS lamps which contain mercury and must be properly disposed of, as opposed to land-filling.

Green-Port offers 100% recycling of the glass lens, the wire, the ferrous and non-ferrous metals and the capacitor, that are in a typical Canadian street lights.

Contact us directly for more information on how Green-Port’s innovative recycling can help you.

Phone 1-866-252-8645. Email

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Sudden (Emergency) Response (GTA)

Green-Port Environmental is pleased to offer a Sudden Response Unit (SRU) for emergency or urgent transformer oisudden response unit (SRU)l spills and leakers, resulting from failure, accidental damage or deterioration.

We take these matters very seriously, and will respond quickly with the proper equipment needed to address the draining, excavation and clean up.  Site assessments, along with the sampling and testing required to remedy the situation, is also provide. We’ll work closely alongside you, to contain and minimize damages.

Contact us directly for more information on our Sudden Response Unit, or our many other asset recovery, recycling and waste disposal services.  Phone 1-866-252-8645.  Email

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Transformer Refurbishment

GTransformer Recycling - Toronto, Ontarioreen-Port Environmental has once again expanded our suite of industrial and utility services. We now offer our trusted clients the option of refurbishing aging transformers, as opposed to buying new – a much more economical and sustainable approach!

Repairs and refurbishment can be as simple as:

  • A gasket change
  • Repairing and re-painting the tank
  • Rewinding the cores and/or retro-filling with new insulating oil

Transformer Refurbishment - Ottawa, Ontario

Green-Port Environmental, in partnership with local transformer manufacturers, will pick up your transformers, have them assessed for refurbishment, and provide you a timely quote and date for their return to service.

If the transformer is deemed to be scrap, Green-Port will purchase the transformer on a per KVA basis and recycle all of its components at its MOE approved < 50 ppm PCB treatment, transfer and recycling facility in Georgetown, Ontario.

For more information about the refurbishment of your aging transformers please contact us today!

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SF6 Switches

SF6 SwitchGreen-Port Environmental is proud to offer the safe management, transport, extraction of gases, and disposal of SF6 Load Break Switches thoughout Ontario.

A circuit breaker in which the current carrying contacts operate in Sulphur Hexafluoride or SF6 gas, is known as an SF6 Circuit Breaker.

While SF6 has excellent insulating property, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it is one of the most potent greenhouse gases evaluated, with the potential to significantly contribute to global warming.

Green-Port Environmental can safely remove, transport, dispose and recycle your SF6 switches and provide you with ‘Certificates of Recovery and Recycling.’

If you send us your inventory, along with some photos and details, we will provide a no-obligation quotation.  We also accept all obsolete utility generated scrap and can manage your hazardous and non-hazardous  wastes as well.

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London Hydro

On behalf of London Hydro’s Electric meter department, my overall experience working with Green-Port has been very positive. Green-Port handled all of London Hydro’s scrap meters from our smart meter replacement program and they conducted themselves very professionally. The sea container pickups and drop offs were always on time and they tried hard to work around our schedule. A couple of things that I was most impressed with their overall customer services from all their employees I dealt with was way above average. They also provided detailed records of the material/meters that were scrapped — certificate of recycling, detailed scrap credits and an overall credit memo to sum it up.

Your service has been appreciated by myself and London Hydro.

Kirby Deller, Q.A. Electric Meter Technician, C. Tech
London Hydro

PCB and Site Decommissioning, Transformer & Oil Recycling and Disposal – Utility

Green-Port has been an active and trusted contractor managing the recycling and disposal of obsolete equipment and transformers, as well as providing many other valuable services in Ontario and across Canada.

  • PCB disposal and PCB site decommissioning
  • Non-PCB transformer substation decommissioning
  • Recycling of < 50 ppm PCB oil-filled transformers and other obsolete equipment
  • Recycling of obsolete analog and digital electric meters
  • Emergency response service for leaking non PCB and PCB transformers
  • Consulting on as needed basis for transformer site services

Essex Powerlines Corporation

Green-Port and their associated partners provide responsive, professional, and excellent advice when it comes to the environmental legislation, interpretation, and good industry practice. Their staff assisted us in cleaning and remediating the ground and ditch from an oil spill caused by vandalism to our equipment. Their recycle programs provide value and environmental assurance above other service providers that were are working together to make a cleaner environment.

Mark Alzner
Essex Powerlines Corporation

Ascent Group Inc.

Great communication and response as a company for various items such as:  quotations, schedule, and documentation.

Many projects have been completed with success for removal and/or disposal of transformers and PCB oil.

Douglas Charron
Ascent Group Inc.

Substation Decommissioning & Site Remediation – Utility

Green-Port was retained to manage a turnkey project at the request of its client to decommission scrap non-PCB oil-filled transformers and switchgear at a former substation property in Ontario, and turn it into industrial land suitable for future development.

  • The <50 ppm scrap network transformer was drained on site and the scrap transformer oil was fully recycled
  • The obsolete transformer, switchgear and tower were removed for recycling at Green-Port’s approved facility in Georgetown, Ontario
  • The building was demolished and the surface soil was tested to depth for contaminants, including PCBs
  • The contaminated soil was excavated and disposed of, and the excavated area backfilled with compacted clean fill