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

Mallala District Council has the following Light Globe and Compact Fluoro programs available to residents.

  1. Drop off Facility - Mallala Resource Recovery Centre
  2. Drop off Facility - Two Wells Transfer Station

Drop off locations for Lighting

27 drop off businesses match on Lighting within approx 60km of Mallala SA

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Aspitech /business/12798 149 Holbrooks Road Underdale, SA, 5032 138.54894876480103 -34.9175724580539 Underdale SA 5032 138.54894876480103 -34.9175724580539
City Of Marion (city Of Marion Depot) /business/13699 935 Marion Road Mitchell Park, SA, 5043 138.5591210 -35.0121130 Mitchell Park SA 5043 138.5591210 -35.0121130
City Of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters /business/13700 175 The Parade Norwood, SA, 5071 138.6360400 -34.9208940 Norwood SA 5071 138.6360400 -34.9208940
City Of Prospect Council (city Of Prospect Council Depot) /business/13701 82 Johns Road Prospect, SA, 5082 138.6011040 -34.8799580 Prospect SA 5082 138.6011040 -34.8799580
Balhannah Mitre 10 /business/13815 37 Onkaparinga Valley Road Balhannah, SA, 5242 138.8082060 -35.0037061 Balhannah SA 5242 138.8082060 -35.0037061
Barossa Mitre 10 /business/13816 7 Gawler Street Nuriootpa, SA, 5355 138.9941688 -34.4726368 Nuriootpa SA 5355 138.9941688 -34.4726368
Barrow & Bench M10 Glenunga /business/13817 499 Portrush Road Glenunga, SA, 5064 138.6425090 -34.9472430 Glenunga SA 5064 138.6425090 -34.9472430
Barrow & Bench M10 Malvern /business/13819 321 Unley Road Malvern, SA, 5061 138.6085474 -34.9621063 Malvern SA 5061 138.6085474 -34.9621063
Blackwood Mitre 10 /business/13824 235 Main Road Blackwood, SA, 5051 138.6165487 -35.0197446 Blackwood SA 5051 138.6165487 -35.0197446
Brighton Mitre 10 /business/13825 419 Brighton Road Brighton, SA, 5048 138.5226522 -35.0143465 Brighton SA 5048 138.5226522 -35.0143465
Drive-in Hardware Mitre 10 /business/13827 152 Hanson Road Mansfield Park, SA, 5012 138.5479710 -34.8608010 Mansfield Park SA 5012 138.5479710 -34.8608010
Findon Mitre 10 /business/13828 374 Grange Road Kidman Park, SA, 5025 138.5239410 -34.9064200 Kidman Park SA 5025 138.5239410 -34.9064200
Gawler Mitre 10 /business/13829 7 Adelaide Road Gawler, SA, 5118 138.7462360 -34.6040280 Gawler SA 5118 138.7462360 -34.6040280
Glenelg Mitre 10 /business/13830 8 Old Tapleys Hill Road Glenelg, SA, 5045 138.5174457 -34.9757761 Glenelg SA 5045 138.5174457 -34.9757761
Glynde Mitre 10 /business/13831 8 Glynburn Road Hectorville, SA, 5073 138.6565964 -34.8897573 Hectorville SA 5073 138.6565964 -34.8897573
Hahndorf Mitre 10 /business/13832 106 Main Road Hahndorf, SA, 5245 138.8021399 -35.0202982 Hahndorf SA 5245 138.8021399 -35.0202982
Mann’s Mitre 10 /business/13837 7 Robe Street Port Adelaide, SA, 5015 138.5034020 -34.8443934 Port Adelaide SA 5015 138.5034020 -34.8443934
Salisbury Mitre 10 /business/13848 172 Park Terrace Salisbury, SA, 5108 138.6461331 -34.7651303 Salisbury SA 5108 138.6461331 -34.7651303
Seaton Park Mitre 10 /business/13849 140 Trimmer Parade Seaton, SA, 5023 138.5151857 -34.8916829 Seaton SA 5023 138.5151857 -34.8916829
Stirling Mitre 10 /business/13852 79 Mount Barker Road Stirling, SA, 5152 138.7190710 -35.0064260 Stirling SA 5152 138.7190710 -35.0064260
Tea Tree Gully Mitre 10 /business/13856 1303 North East Road Tea Tree Gully, SA, 5091 138.7215860 -34.8203510 Tea Tree Gully SA 5091 138.7215860 -34.8203510
Virginia Mitre 10 /business/13860 Cnr Old Pt Wakefield Rd & Thomas Street Virginia, SA, 5120 138.5630191 -34.6707056 Virginia SA 5120 138.5630191 -34.6707056
West Garden Centre Mitre 10 /business/13863 Peachey Road Elizabeth West, SA, 5113 138.6631538 -34.7058486 Elizabeth West SA 5113 138.6631538 -34.7058486
IKEA /business/13866 397 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Adelaide Airport, SA, 5950 138.5397061 -34.9327013 Adelaide Airport SA 5950 138.5397061 -34.9327013
Adelaide Eco Bins /business/17628 P.O. Box 849 Mile End, SA, 5108 138.6456961 -34.7626398 Mile End SA 5108 138.6456961 -34.7626398
CMA Ecocycle /business/17920 16 - 20 Johansson Road Wingfield, SA, 5031 138.5699874 -34.8436089 Wingfield SA 5031 138.5699874 -34.8436089
Skip Bins Adelaide - Green Bins /business/18165 Lot 5, Hatcher court Burton, SA, 5110 138.5883980 -34.7351020 Burton SA 5110 138.5883980 -34.7351020
Aspitech /business/12798 149 Holbrooks Road Underdale, SA, 5032 138.54894876480103 -34.9175724580539 Underdale SA 5032 138.54894876480103 -34.9175724580539

Pick up locations for Lighting

13 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
Aspitech Direct collection services available. Working with most... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Advanced Recycling Technologies Click Business Name for details SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Lamp Recyclers We are available for collection of bulk quantities of e... Nationally SA 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... SA May apply
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. SA May apply
Adelaide Eco Bins We service all of metropolitan Adelaide. All waste an... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Southern Region Waste & Recycling Centre Front lift bins for paper and cardboard recycling are o... SA 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: Adelaide area Edwards... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Adelaide Eco Bins Click Business Name for details SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Skip Bins Adelaide - Green Bins Click Business Name for details SA May apply


Residents can simply drop of their end-of life globes at the checkout counter of any Banner Hardware, Mitre 10 or True Value hardware stores. This ensures that globes will be recycled instead of going to landfill and prevents mercury contained in some globes from harming the environment.

To find your local Mitre 10 store visit

To find your local True Value store visit

To find your local Banner Hardware store visit




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.