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

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

  1. Drop off Facility - Penrith Library
  2. Drop off Facility - St Marys Library
  3. Drop off Facility - ST Clair Library
  4. Drop off Facility - ST Clair Leisure Centre

Drop off locations for Lighting

23 drop off businesses match on Lighting within approx 60km of Penrith NSW

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd /business/12792 73 Victoria Street Smithfield, NSW, 2164 150.9360120 -33.8514010 Smithfield NSW 2164 150.9360120 -33.8514010
Planet Ark /business/13453 15-17 Young Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 151.2110835313797 -33.86303037155924 Sydney NSW 2000 151.2110835313797 -33.86303037155924
Blue Mountains City Council /business/13660 2-6 Civic Place Katoomba, NSW, 2780 150.3126100 -33.7105970 Katoomba NSW 2780 150.3126100 -33.7105970
Campbelltown City Council /business/13661 91 Queen Street Campbelltown, NSW, 2560 150.8163862 -34.0644737 Campbelltown NSW 2560 150.8163862 -34.0644737
Lane Cove Council /business/13667 Lane Cove Council Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Rd Lane Cove, NSW, 2066 151.1709614 -33.8127419 Lane Cove NSW 2066 151.1709614 -33.8127419
Sutherland Shire Council /business/13676 4-20 Eton Street Sutherland, NSW, 2232 151.0596390 -34.0305950 Sutherland NSW 2232 151.0596390 -34.0305950
Sutherland Shire Council With Caringbah Community Centre /business/13677 346a The Kinsway Caringbah, NSW, 2229 151.1210540 -34.0418320 Caringbah NSW 2229 151.1210540 -34.0418320
Sutherland Shire Council With Engadine Community Centre /business/13678 1034-1036 Old Princes Hwy Engadine, NSW, 2233 151.0071962 -34.0658011 Engadine NSW 2233 151.0071962 -34.0658011
Sutherland Shire Council With Gymea Community Centre /business/13679 39 Gymea Bay Road Gymea, NSW, 2227 151.0845410 -34.0340770 Gymea NSW 2227 151.0845410 -34.0340770
IKEA /business/13865 Entry Via Rhodes Shopping Centre Off Homebush Bay Drive 1 Oulton Avenue Rhodes, NSW, 2138 151.0837750 -33.8361610 Rhodes NSW 2138 151.0837750 -33.8361610
IKEA /business/13869 634-726 Princes Highway Tempe, NSW, 2044 151.1658970 -33.9232620 Tempe NSW 2044 151.1658970 -33.9232620
One Stop Shop /business/16460 Level 3 Sydney, NSW, 2000 151.2065452337265 -33.873128040838765 Sydney NSW 2000 151.2065452337265 -33.873128040838765
Redfern Neighbourhood Service Centre /business/16461 158 Redfern Street Redfern, NSW, 2016 151.2016360 -33.8922770 Redfern NSW 2016 151.2016360 -33.8922770
Glebe Neighbourhood Service Centre /business/16462 186 Glebe Point Road (Corner Wigram Road) Glebe, NSW, 2037 151.1851014 -33.8773909 Glebe NSW 2037 151.1851014 -33.8773909
Kings Cross Neighbourhood Service Centre /business/16463 50-52 Darlinghurst Road Kings Cross, NSW, 2011 151.2236130 -33.8741220 Kings Cross NSW 2011 151.2236130 -33.8741220
Surry Hills Library and Community Centre /business/16464 405 Crown Street Surry Hills, NSW, 2010 151.2136420 -33.8859610 Surry Hills NSW 2010 151.2136420 -33.8859610
Customs House Library /business/16465 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, NSW, 2001 151.2102109 -33.8618082 Circular Quay NSW 2001 151.2102109 -33.8618082
Newtown Library /business/16466 8–10 Brown Street Newtown, NSW, 2042 151.1826686 -33.8953641 Newtown NSW 2042 151.1826686 -33.8953641
Waterloo Library /business/16467 770 Elizabeth Street Waterloo, NSW, 2017 151.2067600 -33.8993720 Waterloo NSW 2017 151.2067600 -33.8993720
Ultimo Library /business/16468 Level 1 Ultimo, NSW, 2007 151.1980065 -33.8780206 Ultimo NSW 2007 151.1980065 -33.8780206
Haymarket Library /business/16469 744 George Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 151.2055130 -33.8799090 Sydney NSW 2000 151.2055130 -33.8799090
Sort Recycling ltd /business/17851 1 Maryvale Avenue Liverpool, NSW, 2170 150.9038240 -33.9232600 Liverpool NSW 2170 150.9038240 -33.9232600
CMA Ecocycle /business/17917 22 Christie Street St Marys, NSW, 2760 150.7740598 -33.7473981 St Marys NSW 2760 150.7740598 -33.7473981
MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd /business/12792 73 Victoria Street Smithfield, NSW, 2164 150.9360120 -33.8514010 Smithfield NSW 2164 150.9360120 -33.8514010

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.