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

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

  1. Drop off Facility - Buderim Resource Recovery Centre
  2. Drop off Facility - Nambour Resource Recovery Centre
  3. Drop off Facility - Yandina Transfer Station
  4. Drop off Facility - Mapleton Transfer Station
  5. Drop off Facility - Kenilworth Transfer Station
  6. Drop off Facility - Caloundra Landfill Site and Resource Recovery Centre
  7. Drop off Facility - Beerwah Resource Recovery Centre
  8. Drop off Facility - Witta Resource Recovery Facility

Drop off locations for Lighting

1 drop off businesses match on Lighting within approx 60km of Nambou QLD

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
High On Voltage /business/15906 89 Richards Court CABOOLTURE, QLD, 4510 152.9079580 -27.0675260 CABOOLTURE QLD 4510 152.9079580 -27.0675260
High On Voltage /business/15906 89 Richards Court CABOOLTURE, QLD, 4510 152.9079580 -27.0675260 CABOOLTURE QLD 4510 152.9079580 -27.0675260

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
Lamp Recyclers We are available for collection of bulk quantities of e... Nationally Qld 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... Qld May apply
Brizzy Rubbish Removal Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
A2Z All Waste Recycling No quantity too small but more cost effective to you if... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Steve's Rubbish Removals Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. Qld May apply
Clean It Industrial Services Vacuum Tankers up to 26000 litres. Trucks and Waste Sk... Qld May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. Qld (Metro Area Only) 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: Ascot Ashgrove Auche... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ashmore Banora Point ... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply

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.