Because they contain mercury, fluorescent lamps are damaging if they end up in landfill - so let us take care of them for you.
While the risk of mercury poisoning from broken lights is low, 95% of mercury contained in waste lights in Australia end up in landfills which poses a significant environmental concern.
Over time, mercury converts to methylmercury, a toxic chemical that spreads into the environment through the air, water and soil.
The mercury from one fluorescent tube is enough to pollute 30,000 litres of water. But to eliminate the risk, fluorescent lights can be safely collected and recycled, creating positive uses for potentially dangerous products.
You can dispose of your waste lights for free by separating them and placing them in the correct receptacles at the Albury Recycling Centre.
The following can be recycled:
- Compact fluorescent lamps
- Fluorescent U-tubes
- Linear fluorescent lamps
- Mercury vapour lamps
- Metal halide lamps
- Sodium vapour lamps
- UV lamps
- LED tubes