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.  

Workplaces

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

Council services for Lighting

Buloke Shire Council has the following Light Globe and Compact Fluoro programs available to residents.

  1. Drop off Facility - Sea Lake
  2. Drop off Facility - Charlton
  3. Drop off Facility - Wycheproof
  4. Drop off Facility - Donald
  5. Drop off Facility - Birchip

Drop off locations for Lighting

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

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Gannawarra Shire Council (lalbert Transfer Station) /business/13725 Wood Avenue Lalbert, VIC, 3542 143.3743790 -35.6733840 Lalbert VIC 3542 143.3743790 -35.6733840
Gannawarra Shire Council (quambatook Transfer Station) /business/13726 Meering Road Quambatook, VIC, 3540 143.4987325 -35.8528836 Quambatook VIC 3540 143.4987325 -35.8528836
Birchip Landfill /business/13734 Corack Road Birchip, VIC, 3483 142.9175350 -35.9845678 Birchip VIC 3483 142.9175350 -35.9845678
Charlton Landfill /business/13736 St Arnaud Road Charlton, VIC, 3525 143.3420563 -36.2987692 Charlton VIC 3525 143.3420563 -36.2987692
Home Timber & Hardware /business/13754 2 Raglan St St Arnaud, VIC, 3478 143.2564384 -36.6151131 St Arnaud VIC 3478 143.2564384 -36.6151131
Marnoo Recycling /business/13761 Park Street Marnoo, VIC, 3387 142.8682152 -36.6720369 Marnoo VIC 3387 142.8682152 -36.6720369
Quambatook Store /business/13770 35 Guthrie Street Quambatook, VIC, 3540 143.5212842 -35.8506204 Quambatook VIC 3540 143.5212842 -35.8506204
Boort Newsagency /business/13783 82 Godfrey Street Boort, VIC, 3537 143.7227232 -36.1163883 Boort VIC 3537 143.7227232 -36.1163883
BlinkyBulp - Charlton Foodworks /business/13784 55 High Street Charlton, VIC, 3525 143.3514140 -36.2688040 Charlton VIC 3525 143.3514140 -36.2688040
Donald Learning Centre /business/13785 31 Wood Street Donald, VIC, 3480 142.9819410 -36.3693010 Donald VIC 3480 142.9819410 -36.3693010
Wycheproof Landfill /business/13786 Mackies Road Wycheproof, VIC, 3527 143.2845447 -36.0348822 Wycheproof VIC 3527 143.2845447 -36.0348822
St Arnaud Electrical /business/16785 Napier St St Arnaud, VIC, 3478 143.2566310 -36.6147910 St Arnaud VIC 3478 143.2566310 -36.6147910
Gannawarra Shire Council (lalbert Transfer Station) /business/13725 Wood Avenue Lalbert, VIC, 3542 143.3743790 -35.6733840 Lalbert VIC 3542 143.3743790 -35.6733840

Pick up locations for Lighting

17 pick up businesses match your query on Lighting

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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) May apply
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
Control Bin Hire (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. Pick up from South East Melbourne and surrounding subur... 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.