Recycling Near You - Light Globes and Compact Fluoros in the Ballarat City Council area
Light Globes Recycling Hotline

The best way to dispose of the light globes depends upon their type.

Fluorescent tubes, compact fluoros (CFLs), HIDs and metal halides all contain mercury and need to be recycled through council, commercial or community programs that safely separate the different elements. Search for options in your area below.  There is a specific globe recycling program in South Australia and toxic waste programs in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania that collect CFLs. 

Incandescent globes and halogens can be recycled through some of these programs or can simply be wrapped in paper and disposed of in the garbage bin. They are made from low value and non-toxic materials which makes recycling them very difficult.  


If your workplace or business has large quantities of light globes to recycle, visit to find suitable service options.

Council services for Lighting

Ballarat City Council has the following Light Globe and Compact Fluoro programs available to residents.

  1. Drop off Facility - Ballarat transfer Station

Drop off locations for Lighting

12 drop off businesses match on Lighting within approx 60km of Ballarat VIC

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
City Of Greater Geelong Council /business/13716 Geelong City Hall: 30 Gheringhap Street Geelong, VIC, 3220 144.3571530 -38.1469390 Geelong VIC 3220 144.3571530 -38.1469390
44 Frame Factory /business/13728 44 Ormond Road East Geelong, VIC, 3219 144.3744262 -38.1582669 East Geelong VIC 3219 144.3744262 -38.1582669
Colonial Lantern /business/13737 22 Peel Street Ballarat, VIC, 3350 143.8642211 -37.5615556 Ballarat VIC 3350 143.8642211 -37.5615556
Fagg's Mitre 10 /business/13745 222 Anakie Road Geelong North, VIC, 3215 144.3342116 -38.0969420 Geelong North VIC 3215 144.3342116 -38.0969420
Fagg's Mitre 10 /business/13746 531 Moorabool Street Geelong South, VIC, 3220 144.3536191 -38.1631669 Geelong South VIC 3220 144.3536191 -38.1631669
Foodworks /business/13747 320 Learmonth Street Buninyong, VIC, 3357 143.8843270 -37.6499855 Buninyong VIC 3357 143.8843270 -37.6499855
Height's Sewing Centre /business/13752 174-176 Pakington Street Geelong West, VIC, 3219 144.3484870 -38.1411050 Geelong West VIC 3219 144.3484870 -38.1411050
Maryborough Community House /business/13762 23 Primrose Street Maryborough, VIC, 3465 143.7514490 -37.0441660 Maryborough VIC 3465 143.7514490 -37.0441660
Smart Options /business/13774 521 Dowling Street Wendouree, VIC, 3355 143.8422678 -37.5219482 Wendouree VIC 3355 143.8422678 -37.5219482
Goodyear Autocare /business/14694 Yarra St South Geelong, VIC, 3220 144.3567293 -38.1623868 South Geelong VIC 3220 144.3567293 -38.1623868
Geelong Resource Recovery Centre and Transfer Station /business/15194 100 Douro Street North Geelong, VIC, 3215 144.3492090 -38.1144144 North Geelong VIC 3215 144.3492090 -38.1144144
Golden Plains Shire Customer Service Centre /business/16782 68 Sussex Street Linton, VIC, 3360 143.5621690 -37.6866900 Linton VIC 3360 143.5621690 -37.6866900
City Of Greater Geelong Council /business/13716 Geelong City Hall: 30 Gheringhap Street Geelong, VIC, 3220 144.3571530 -38.1469390 Geelong VIC 3220 144.3571530 -38.1469390

Pick up locations for Lighting

16 pick up businesses match your query on Lighting

Click the link for business details

Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Lamp Recyclers We are available for collection of bulk quantities of e... Nationally Vic May apply
Toxfree Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Cleanaway - A Transpacific Business Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p... Vic May apply
1800RECYCLE YOU CALL - WE COLLECT. eWaste & computer collection and... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
E&O Property Services & Rubbish Removal Whatever the quantity or type of waste, we'll collect i... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
The Disposal Crew Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Bulls-Eye PC's & Electronics Please contact us via the website, email, Facebook or p... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Red Rabbit Rubbish Removal & Recycling Service We come to you with a truck team and do all the loading... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
CMA Ecocycle We provide pick up services for commercial quantities. Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Armadale Caulfield No... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
rapid waste management services Pty Ltd we will leave containers / bins on site for loading eit... Vic May apply
Need A Skip Now Customers need to order our bins, which are delivered o... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Big Bin Hire We generally hire skip bins for 3 days and pick up on t... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply

Victorian residents can take fluorescent lamps to Detox Your Home collection points (both mobile and permanent). Detox Your Home is a free service for the safe disposal of a range of common household chemicals, as well as fluorescent lamps.  Any permanent collection points in your area will appear in the search results above. The mobile collection service is hosted by different councils on a roster basis around VIC, so check the schedule to find the details of your nearest collection event.

About Light Globes

  • Energy-efficient alternatives to incandescent globes, like CFLs and LEDs, use much less energy and last much longer than old style incandescent.      
  • Any type of broken globe should be wrapped and placed in your landfill bin. They should never go in your household recycling bin.
  • To clean up a broken fluorescent tube or compact fluoros follow the instructions from ZeroWaste South Australia

Importance of Recycling Light Globes

  • Compact fluoros contain trace amounts of mercury and one third of the amount used in office fluoro tubes. By recycling, the small amount of mercury can be recovered, used again and kept out of landfill.
  • Recycling fluorescent household globes can also recover other valuable materials like ceramic, glass, aluminium and phosphor that are used in products like fertilizer, aluminium cans and insulation batts.

Further Information

  • FluoroCycle is a voluntary partnership between government and industry to increase the recycling of mercury-containing lamps.
  • Fluorescent globe processing is carried out in Australia.