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.