Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light globes (CFLs) contain mercury and should not be disposed of in your garbage bin.
You can recycle them for free through the Detox Your Home program. Take them to one of the Detox Your Home permanent sites located at:
- Banyule Waste Recovery Centre, Waterdale Road, Bellfield,
- Darebin Resource Recovery Centre, Kurnai Avenue, Reservoir, and
- Moonee Valley Transfer Station, Holmes Road, Alberfeldie.
You can also drop them off at your nearest Council Customer Service Centre.