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

Shire Of Goomalling Council has not listed any Light Globe and Compact Fluoro programs.

Drop off locations for Lighting

2 drop off businesses match on Lighting within approx 60km of Perth WA

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Shire of Dowerin /business/12836 13 Cottrell St DOWERIN, WA, 6461 117.0313024520874 -31.18820706113617 DOWERIN WA 6461 117.0313024520874 -31.18820706113617
Shire Of Mundaring (mathieson Road Recycling/waste Transfer Station) /business/13806 Mathieson Road Chidlow, WA, 6556 116.2518408 -31.8722035 Chidlow WA 6556 116.2518408 -31.8722035
Shire of Dowerin /business/12836 13 Cottrell St DOWERIN, WA, 6461 117.0313024520874 -31.18820706113617 DOWERIN WA 6461 117.0313024520874 -31.18820706113617

Pick up locations for Lighting

9 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 WA 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... WA May apply
Perth Bin Hire We deliver and pick up skip bins and bulk bins, and pro... WA (Metro Area Only) May apply
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. WA May apply
West Tip Waste Control Our Skip bins range from 2 to 30 cubic meters. We can a... WA May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Armadale Caulfield No... WA (Metro Area Only) May apply

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.