Fluorescent light recycling

The Federal Government's decision in 2007 to phase out incandescent light globes by 2009-10 means that households and businesses are now using energy-efficient lighting such as compact fluorescent lamps and fluorescent tubes. These lights last longer and require less electricity however many of them contain small amounts of mercury which could be absorbed into the environment.

Mercury-bearing lights can be recycled safely.

You can take your fluorescent tubes or lamps to a number of locations in Perth's Eastern Region (see the links below). By disposing of your fluorescent lighting safely and correctly, you will help to convert potential wastes into valuable resources.

The EMRC was funded from the Landfill Levy Fund and the Office of Energy in late 2009, for a study and trial into the collection and recycling of fluorescent lights.

To find out more about fluorescent recycling click on the links below:

The recycling process
Recycling locations
Safety tips
EMRC Fluorescent Light Recycling Study