light bulb

Light Bulbs

Incadescent light bulb

See Also Energy efficient light bulbs  



You can reduce the need for light bulbs:

  • Take advantage of natural lighting were possible by opening curtains and blinds
  • If you are retrofitting or building a new house ask your architect or builder about where best to place windows or skylights to take advantage of natural light
  • Consider installing timers or sensors which will help make your bulbs last longer by only having them on when you need them
  • Consider where you could cheaply replace outdoor lights with simple outdoor solar lights
  • Change to mercury free CFL (Compact Fluroscent Light) bulbs
  • Change to LED lights


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Incandescent light bulbs cannot be recycled.  The next best practical option is disposal to regional landfill through your local rubbish collection service.

How do I dispose of it?
  • Wrap the bulb in newspaper
  • Place in refuse wheelie bin or approved refuse bag


Where do I dispose of it?
  • Mitre 10 (Learn more)
  • Local refuse collection service