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

Golden Plains Shire Council has not listed any Light Globe and Compact Fluoro programs.

Drop off locations for Lighting

24 drop off businesses match on Lighting within approx 60km of Bannockburn VIC

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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
Inspirations Paint and Colour /business/13727 138 Torquay Road Grovedale, VIC, 3216 144.3431382 -38.1927451 Grovedale VIC 3216 144.3431382 -38.1927451
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
Fagg's Mitre 10 /business/13764 275 Murray Street Colac, VIC, 3520 143.5806884 -38.3390509 Colac VIC 3520 143.5806884 -38.3390509
Patsy's Place /business/13768 164 High Street Belmont, VIC, 3216 144.3433031 -38.1742565 Belmont VIC 3216 144.3433031 -38.1742565
Smart Options /business/13774 521 Dowling Street Wendouree, VIC, 3355 143.8422678 -37.5219482 Wendouree VIC 3355 143.8422678 -37.5219482
Torquay Mitre 10 /business/13778 11-13 Baines Crescent Torquay, VIC, 3228 144.3140310 -38.3274062 Torquay VIC 3228 144.3140310 -38.3274062
Fagg's Mitre 10 /business/13781 365 Grubb Road Waliington, VIC, 3221 144.5416889 -38.2267971 Waliington VIC 3221 144.5416889 -38.2267971
Wyndham City Council - Wyndham Civic Centre /business/13787 45 Princes Highway Werribee, VIC, 3030 144.6707368 -37.8973601 Werribee VIC 3030 144.6707368 -37.8973601
Wyndham City Council With Little River Service Station /business/13788 Little River Road Little River, VIC, 3030 144.5406602 -37.9664146 Little River VIC 3030 144.5406602 -37.9664146
Wyndham Refuse Disposal Centre /business/13789 Wests Road Werribee, VIC, 3030 144.6060380 -37.9403590 Werribee VIC 3030 144.6060380 -37.9403590
Wyndham City Council With Wyndham City Council Depot /business/13790 241-253 Old Geelong Road Hoppers Crossing, VIC, 3030 144.7141150 -37.8745650 Hoppers Crossing VIC 3030 144.7141150 -37.8745650
Wyndham City Council With Wyndham Cultural Centre /business/13791 177 Watton Street Werribee, VIC, 3030 144.6574109 -37.9037150 Werribee VIC 3030 144.6574109 -37.9037150
Wyndham City Council With Youth Resource Centre /business/13792 86 Derrimut Road Hoppers Crossing, VIC, 3030 144.6822061 -37.8821036 Hoppers Crossing VIC 3030 144.6822061 -37.8821036
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
Melton Recycling Facility /business/15518 33 Ferris Rd Melton South, VIC, 3338 144.6028847 -37.7014647 Melton South VIC 3338 144.6028847 -37.7014647
Riddell Road Waste and Recycling Transfer Station and Landfill /business/15520 Riddell Rd Sunbury, VIC, 3429 144.6884736 -37.5355291 Sunbury VIC 3429 144.6884736 -37.5355291
Borough of Queenscliffe Council Offices /business/16783 50 Learmonth St Queenscliffe, VIC, 3225 144.6588540 -38.2677050 Queenscliffe VIC 3225 144.6588540 -38.2677050
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

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.