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

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

  1. Drop off Facility - Woodend Transfer Station
  2. Drop off Facility - Kyneton Transfer Station
  3. Drop off Facility - Romsey Transfer Station

Drop off locations for Lighting

10 drop off businesses match on Lighting within approx 60km of Kyneton VIC

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Chris's Rubbish Removal /business/13536 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 144.9631100 -37.8143310 Melbourne VIC 3000 144.9631100 -37.8143310
Colonial Lantern /business/13737 22 Peel Street Ballarat, VIC, 3350 143.8642211 -37.5615556 Ballarat VIC 3350 143.8642211 -37.5615556
Foodworks /business/13747 320 Learmonth Street Buninyong, VIC, 3357 143.8843270 -37.6499855 Buninyong VIC 3357 143.8843270 -37.6499855
IKEA /business/13870 Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre, 630 Victoria Street Richmond, VIC, 3121 145.0041457 -37.8109229 Richmond VIC 3121 145.0041457 -37.8109229
Port Phillip Resource Recovery Centre /business/15197 Boundary Street South Melbourne, VIC, 3205 144.94374030818176 -37.82864493147781 South Melbourne VIC 3205 144.94374030818176 -37.82864493147781
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
Banyule Waste Recovery Centre - Detox your home drop off centre /business/15580 Corner Waterdale Road and Banksia Street Bellfield, VIC, 3081 145.0449274 -37.7570454 Bellfield VIC 3081 145.0449274 -37.7570454
Brimbank City Council Depot /business/15842 Stadium Drive Keilor Park, VIC, 3042 144.8533961 -37.7138631 Keilor Park VIC 3042 144.8533961 -37.7138631
CMA Ecocycle /business/17719 5-11 Reo Crescent Campbellfield, VIC, 3061 144.9380090 -37.6467430 Campbellfield VIC 3061 144.9380090 -37.6467430
Chris's Rubbish Removal /business/13536 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 144.9631100 -37.8143310 Melbourne VIC 3000 144.9631100 -37.8143310

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.