What to do with it?
Drop off fluorescent tubes for free at Geelong Resource Recovery Centre in Douro St North Geelong.
This service is not available at the Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre.
Did you know?
Fluorescent globes and tubes contain mercury. Tube recycling involves crushing the tubes to separate the phosphor powder from the glass.
The powder is fed through into receiving containers with a filtering process to capture any fugitive mercury emissions.
The mercury is then processed for separation by distillation and sold for a range of industrial uses.
The glass and metals remaining from the process are also recycled.