Light globes and tubes - fluorescent and energy saving

Fluorescents should be handled carefully as they contain mercury, a toxic metal, that may be harmful if the globes are damaged or broken.

Globes should be sealed inside a box or bagged and taken to a major waste facility.

Disposal / recycling options

Business or community recycling programs

See Recycling Near You for recovery options.

Wheelie bins

  • General waste bin

Waste facilities

Notes and conditions

  • Disposal is limited to domestic quantities
  • Globes disposed of in general waste bins must be secured in a bag or box and fit inside the bin with the lid closed.