Do not place fluorescent tubes or CFLs in your general rubbish bin
If you do the mercury, a toxic chemical, could find its way into the environment.
Many councils, including those of the MRC, use the waste in these bins as feedstock for Resource Recovery Facilities (RRFs). Fluorescent lights in these bins could cause contamination of the compost produced.
Do not place fluorescent tubes or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL's) in your green or yellow bins. Click here to visit the Waste Authority website.
Although the lights can be recycled they cannot be processed at the facility which deals with the items in yellow top bins. If the fluorescent tubes or CFLs are placed in these bins they will contaminate the recycling process and will end up in landfill.