How do I dispose of light bulbs in Victoria?

Where do you throw away a light bulb?

Energy efficient light bulbs are a type of fluorescent lamp and can be recycled at local recycling centres. Older style ‘incandescent’ bulbs aren’t recyclable and should be thrown away in your rubbish bin.

Can you recycle light bulbs Victoria?

Light Globes

There is a specific globe recycling program in South Australia and toxic waste programs in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania that collect CFLs. Incandescent globes and halogens can be recycled through some of these programs or can simply be wrapped in paper and disposed of in the garbage bin.

How do you dispose of light bulbs in Australia?

Wherever you are in Australia, we take care of collection and safe recycling. Households and small businesses with only a few lamps can get in on the act too. Many councils accept fluorescent tubes and CFLs for recycling, either at their offices or their local recycling depots.

Can you put light bulbs in the recycle bin?

Incandescent light bulbs and halogen light bulbs do not contain any hazardous materials, so it’s acceptable to throw these directly into the trash. They are recyclable, but because of the specialized processes necessary to separate the materials, they’re not accepted at all recycling centers.

How do you dispose of night lights?

Old, Incandescent Bulbs

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Old, incandescent light bulb recycling is not possible by throwing it in the recycle bin; instead, you should throw them in a rubbish bin to be disposed of in a landfill. But before you do so, wrap them in newspaper or packaging to ensure safety.