The recycling process

Tubes and lamps collected at transfer stations or household hazardous waste days in Perth's Eastern Region are transported to CMA EcoCycle, a firm set up to deal specifically with mercury recovery.

A crush and separation process involves the:

  •  separation of different materials in the lights for recycling
  • recovery of the mercury through distillation.

The process is clean and efficient and meets the most stringent environmental standards worldwide.

For detailed information on the recycling process visit

What are my lamps and tubes made into?

What are my lamps and tubes made into?


Made into


glass wool in insulation batts used to insulate homes


cast products such as ingot used for foundry application


re-used in the manufacture of dental amalgam

Phosphor powder

used in the manufacture of fertiliser product