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

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

  1. Drop off Facility - Awaba Waste Management Facility
  2. Drop off Facility - Customer Sevice Centre
  3. Drop off Facility - Toronto Library
  4. Drop off Facility - Morisset Library
  5. Drop off Facility - Charlestown Library
  6. Drop off Facility - Swansea Library

Drop off locations for Lighting

13 drop off businesses match on Lighting within approx 60km of Speers Point NSW

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lake Macquarie City Council- Administration Building /business/12864 126-138 Main Road Speers Point, NSW, 2284 151.62334442138672 -32.96010191770569 Speers Point NSW 2284 151.62334442138672 -32.96010191770569
Lake Macquarie City Council- Toronto Library /business/12867 Corner of Brighton Avenue and Pemell Street Toronto, NSW, 2283 151.5965300 -33.0149030 Toronto NSW 2283 151.5965300 -33.0149030
Lake Macquarie City Council- Morisset Library /business/12868 39 Yambo Street Morisset, NSW, 2264 151.4873470 -33.1073380 Morisset NSW 2264 151.4873470 -33.1073380
Lake Macquarie City Council- Charlestown Library /business/12870 corner of Smith and Ridley Streets Charlestown, NSW, 2290 151.6974020 -32.9624450 Charlestown NSW 2290 151.6974020 -32.9624450
Gosford City Council /business/13664 Administration Building - 49 Mann Street, Gosford, NSW, 2250 151.3418048 -33.4283428 Gosford NSW 2250 151.3418048 -33.4283428
Wyong Shire Council /business/13811 Administration Building:2 Hely Street Wyong, NSW, 2259 151.4240439 -33.2827966 Wyong NSW 2259 151.4240439 -33.2827966
Kincumber Transfer Station /business/15522 Cullens Rd Kincumber, NSW, 2251 151.4175166 -33.4815651 Kincumber NSW 2251 151.4175166 -33.4815651
Woy Woy Transfer Station /business/15523 Nagari Road Woy Woy, NSW, 2256 151.2937686 -33.5030909 Woy Woy NSW 2256 151.2937686 -33.5030909
Port Stephens Council /business/16368 116 Pacific Highway Raymond Terrace, NSW, 2324 151.7610654 -32.7703020 Raymond Terrace NSW 2324 151.7610654 -32.7703020
Salamander Bay Waste Transfer Station /business/16369 4 Tarrant Road Salamander Bay, NSW, 2317 152.0802564 -32.7306021 Salamander Bay NSW 2317 152.0802564 -32.7306021
Advanced Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd /business/16609 3/78 Seventh Street Boolaroo, NSW, 2285 151.6164710 -32.9547280 Boolaroo NSW 2285 151.6164710 -32.9547280
Tip Top 'n' Tidy Waste Management Services /business/16778 16 Canavan Drive Beresfield, NSW, 2322 151.63105260217287 -32.799882627398006 Beresfield NSW 2322 151.63105260217287 -32.799882627398006
Port Stephens Rubbish Removal Service /business/22959 unit 4/ 22 Nelson Bay Road Nelson Bay, NSW, 2315 152.1172633 -32.7402172 Nelson Bay NSW 2315 152.1172633 -32.7402172
Lake Macquarie City Council- Administration Building /business/12864 126-138 Main Road Speers Point, NSW, 2284 151.62334442138672 -32.96010191770569 Speers Point NSW 2284 151.62334442138672 -32.96010191770569

Pick up locations for Lighting

15 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 NSW 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... NSW May apply
Advanced Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd bulk quantities only will provide bins for service re... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Tip Fast Pickup service available clients customers and general ... NSW May apply
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. NSW 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 NSW May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Artarmon Balmain Cha... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sort Recycling ltd Pick-up scheduled and agreed upon by Sort Liverpool. Pi... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Tiny Tins Please enquire within NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
The Sydney Rubbish Truck We pick up any quantity of residential and commercial w... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Port Stephens Rubbish Removal Service collection of any quantity within 100 kilometre radius ... NSW May apply

NSW residents with used fluorescent lamps can take them to Household Chemical Cleanout collection events. This is a free service for the safe disposal of a range of common household chemicals, as well as fluorescent lamps. Household Chemical CleanOut events are hosted by different councils on a roster basis around NSW, so check the calendar 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.