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

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

  1. Drop off Facility - Roxby Traders Mitre 10

Drop off locations for Lighting

1 drop off business matches on Lighting within approx 60km of Roxby Downs SA

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Roxby Traders Mitre 10 /business/13847 Arcoona Street Roxby Downs, SA, 5725 136.8994757 -30.5613357 Roxby Downs SA 5725 136.8994757 -30.5613357
Roxby Traders Mitre 10 /business/13847 Arcoona Street Roxby Downs, SA, 5725 136.8994757 -30.5613357 Roxby Downs SA 5725 136.8994757 -30.5613357

Pick up locations for Lighting

13 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
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 www.mitre10.com.au

To find your local True Value store visit www.truevalue.com.au

To find your local Banner Hardware store visit www.bannerhardware.com.au

 

 

 

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.