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Compact Fluorescent Light Globe Recycling for Householders

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

To find your local True Value store visit

To find your local Banner Hardware store visit

You can drop off a wide range of globes including:

  • Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Incandescent globes
  • Halogen lamps, tubes and bulbs

*Excludes commercial globes/quantities.

For more information, visit the Green Industries SA website here:

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.

Householders also have other options to dispose of old fluoro tubes and globes:
  • Visit the Green Industries SA Hazardous Household Waste Depot at the corner of Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek. It is open on the first Tuesday of every month from 9am - 12 noon. For further details contact Zero Waste SA on 8204 1947, or visit their website:
  • DeLights at 37 Anzac Highway has collection boxes. DeLights offers a 10% discount to customers off the cost of a new globe if they buy it at their store. DeLights take all compact fluorescent globes (curly ones and straight long ones) but don't take the large circular ones as they don't fit in the recycling machine. 
Commercial or Industrial Options

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:

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