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

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

  1. Drop off Facility - Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre

Drop off locations for Lighting

9 drop off businesses match on Lighting within approx 60km of Murwillumbah NSW

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lismore City Council - Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre /business/13230 313 Wyrallah Rd East Lismore, NSW, 2480 153.2854470 -28.8428970 East Lismore NSW 2480 153.2854470 -28.8428970
Ballina Shire Council Waste Management Centre /business/13627 167 Southern Cross Drive Ballina, NSW, 2478 153.55183124542236 -28.83948601118946 Ballina NSW 2478 153.55183124542236 -28.83948601118946
Lismore City Council (cbd Office) /business/13668 55 Magellan Street Lismore, NSW, 2345 153.2767325 -28.8092600 Lismore NSW 2345 153.2767325 -28.8092600
Lismore City Council (corporate Centre) /business/13669 43 Oliver Avenue Goonellabah, NSW, 2480 153.3274119 -28.8240214 Goonellabah NSW 2480 153.3274119 -28.8240214
Lismore City Council (lismore Recycling And Recovery Centre) /business/13670 Wyrallah Road East Lismore, NSW, 2480 153.2883209 -28.8242763 East Lismore NSW 2480 153.2883209 -28.8242763
Lismore City Council (nimbin Recycling Centre) /business/13672 Blade Road Nimbin, NSW, 2480 153.2080515 -28.5829870 Nimbin NSW 2480 153.2080515 -28.5829870
Lismore City Council With Bunnings Warehouse /business/13673 2 Bruxner Highway Lismore, NSW, 2345 153.2652092 -28.8234460 Lismore NSW 2345 153.2652092 -28.8234460
Lismore City Council With Cetnaj Electrical /business/13674 63 Wyrallah Road Lismore, NSW, 2480 153.2838956 -28.8185613 Lismore NSW 2480 153.2838956 -28.8185613
Lismore City Council With Hayman Electric /business/13675 7 Snow Street Lismore, NSW, 2480 153.2642523 -28.8191522 Lismore NSW 2480 153.2642523 -28.8191522
Lismore City Council - Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre /business/13230 313 Wyrallah Rd East Lismore, NSW, 2480 153.2854470 -28.8428970 East Lismore NSW 2480 153.2854470 -28.8428970

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.