In the dark about where to dispose of used light globes? Green Industries SA has a program to help you recycle them for FREE at Banner Hardware, Mitre 10 or True Value Hardware*
SA householders 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 http://shop.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
You can drop off a wide range of globes including:
*Excludes commercial globes/quantities.
For more information, visit the Green Industries SA website here: http://www.zerowaste.sa.gov.au/e-waste/recycle-used-light-globes-for-free
Householders are advised not to place compact fluorescent globes or other fluorescent tubes in their kerbside recycling bin. These items need to be recycled with a specific process. The mercury powder contained in them is a significant contamination concern for the broader recycling industry.
There are fee-for-service options available for commercial and industrial users to ensure their fluoro tubes and globes are diverted from landfill and recycled.
More information on these options is available on the Green Industries SA website: http://www.zerowaste.sa.gov.au/at-home/recycle-right