Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light globes (CFLs) contain mercury and should not be disposed of in your garbage bin.
A range of light globes are included in the State Government e-waste to landfill ban, including:
- fluorescent lamps
- high intensity
- discharge lamps
- compact fluorescent lamps
You can recycle the above listed light globes for free through the Detox Your Home program. Take them to one of the Detox Your Home permanent sites located at:
- Banyule Waste Recovery Centre, Waterdale Road, Bellfield,
- Darebin Resource Recovery Centre, Kurnai Avenue, Reservoir, and
- Moonee Valley Transfer Station, Holmes Road, Alberfeldie.
Alternatively you can drop them off at a recycling station at your nearest Council Customer Service Centre.
Further information about the e-waste ban can be found on the e-waste pages of the Sustainability Victoria website.