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

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

  1. Drop off Facility - Civic Centre
  2. Drop off Facility - Lake Haven Library

Drop off locations for Lighting

23 drop off businesses match on Lighting within approx 60km of Wyong 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
Lake Macquarie City Council- Administration Building /business/12864 126-138 Main Road Speers Point, NSW, 2284 151.62334442138672 -32.96010191770569 Speers Point NSW 2284 151.62334442138672 -32.96010191770569
Lake Macquarie City Council- Toronto Library /business/12867 Corner of Brighton Avenue and Pemell Street Toronto, NSW, 2283 151.5965300 -33.0149030 Toronto NSW 2283 151.5965300 -33.0149030
Lake Macquarie City Council- Morisset Library /business/12868 39 Yambo Street Morisset, NSW, 2264 151.4873470 -33.1073380 Morisset NSW 2264 151.4873470 -33.1073380
Lake Macquarie City Council- Charlestown Library /business/12870 corner of Smith and Ridley Streets Charlestown, NSW, 2290 151.6974020 -32.9624450 Charlestown NSW 2290 151.6974020 -32.9624450
Planet Ark /business/13453 15-17 Young Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 151.2110835313797 -33.86303037155924 Sydney NSW 2000 151.2110835313797 -33.86303037155924
Gosford City Council /business/13664 Administration Building - 49 Mann Street, Gosford, NSW, 2250 151.3418048 -33.4283428 Gosford NSW 2250 151.3418048 -33.4283428
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
Wyong Shire Council /business/13811 Administration Building:2 Hely Street Wyong, NSW, 2259 151.4240439 -33.2827966 Wyong NSW 2259 151.4240439 -33.2827966
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
Kincumber Transfer Station /business/15522 Cullens Rd Kincumber, NSW, 2251 151.4175166 -33.4815651 Kincumber NSW 2251 151.4175166 -33.4815651
Woy Woy Transfer Station /business/15523 Nagari Road Woy Woy, NSW, 2256 151.2937686 -33.5030909 Woy Woy NSW 2256 151.2937686 -33.5030909
Port Stephens Council /business/16368 116 Pacific Highway Raymond Terrace, NSW, 2324 151.7610654 -32.7703020 Raymond Terrace NSW 2324 151.7610654 -32.7703020
One Stop Shop /business/16460 Level 3 Sydney, NSW, 2000 151.2065452337265 -33.873128040838765 Sydney NSW 2000 151.2065452337265 -33.873128040838765
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
Customs House Library /business/16465 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay, NSW, 2001 151.2102109 -33.8618082 Circular Quay NSW 2001 151.2102109 -33.8618082
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
Advanced Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd /business/16609 3/78 Seventh Street Boolaroo, NSW, 2285 151.6164710 -32.9547280 Boolaroo NSW 2285 151.6164710 -32.9547280
Tip Top 'n' Tidy Waste Management Services /business/16778 16 Canavan Drive Beresfield, NSW, 2322 151.63105260217287 -32.799882627398006 Beresfield NSW 2322 151.63105260217287 -32.799882627398006
Sort Recycling ltd /business/17819 41 East Street Granville, NSW, 2142 151.01285080489356 -33.832513313540595 Granville NSW 2142 151.01285080489356 -33.832513313540595
Awaba Waste Management Facility /business/17848 367 Wilton Rd Awaba, NSW, 2283 151.5509380 -33.0233220 Awaba NSW 2283 151.5509380 -33.0233220
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

14 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
Sort Recycling ltd Pick-up scheduled and agreed upon by Sort Granville. Pi... NSW (Metro Area Only) 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
Tip Top 'n' Tidy Waste Management Services Click Business Name for details NSW (Metro Area Only) 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

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.