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Fluorescent Lighting

SUEZ’s national fluorescent light collection and recycling service provides businesses with a safe and efficient way of disposing of used fluorescent tubes, HID and CFL light globes.

Lighting Recycling

SUEZ's national light collection and recycling service provides businesses with a safe and efficient way of disposing of used fluorescent tubes, HID, CFL light globes and LED lights.

SUEZ is the first waste company in Australia to offer recycling for LED lights.

Fluorescent Lighting Recycling at a Glance

The safe collection and recycling of mercury-containing lamps is important in avoiding the serious impact of mercury entering the environment. If these products are disposed of to landfill the mercury contained in one fluorescent tube can pollute 30,000 litres of water!

What happens to recycled lights?

Tubes and globes are crushed and the material is sorted into individual components for resource recovery:

  • Aluminium from the tube ends is separated and then reused in the manufacturing of new products
  • Glass is recycled into glass wool used for home insulation
  • Mercury is distilled from phosphor powder and mainly used in dental amalgam
  • Phosphor powder is used in fertiliser

To help keep our environment safe and mercury out landfills, SUEZ is proud to be a foundation signatory member of the national FluoroCycle scheme. Visit the FluoroCycle website to find out more information about this scheme.


 


Want to know more?

You can find more information about our Lighting Recycling services or contact our Customer Service Centre on 13 13 35 or complete our online customer enquiry form.

For facts on fluorescent tubes, refer to the SUEZ Fluorescent Tubes, Lamps & Globes Fact Sheet.

 

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