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Where to recycle and dispose of batteries and light bulbs

Not every recycling centre accepts light bulbs and batteries, as both of these items require special facilities and methods to properly dispose of.

IPC Recycling & Buy-Back Centre with the office on the left and drop-off boxes on the right.


+603 7730 0333



Parking lot
Level P1, Pillar C5,
IPC Shopping Centre
2, Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Light bulbs and batteries are two items with some of the highest potentials for polluting the earth due to the mercury content in them.

Unfortunately, there has been a lack of sincere initiatives by the Malaysian government as well as private sector when it comes to recycling batteries and light bulbs and taking care of the environment in general.

Many citizens want to do their part, but vague or incomplete information especially on government and some private sector recycling websites prevent them from doing so and hopefully, this will soon change.

Where to dispose of and recyle light bulbs and batteries

Damansara’s IPC Recycling & Buy-Back Centre is by far the most consistent and transparent in their efforts of being a battery and light bulb recycling centre in Selangor state.

The centre accepts the following types of waste:

  • Cardboard
  • Magazine/newspaper
  • Plastic
  • Aluminium
  • Tin/metal
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs

You may either hand over your waste to the office counter, or simply use the drop-off boxes that are clearly labelled.

The centre will purchase/buy-back your waste from you, but only if you have a minimum amount of waste to dispose of, which differs for each type of waste.

Opening hours: IPC Recycling & Buy-Back Centre

The office counter is open from 10.00am to 6.00pm daily, including public holidays. It is closed for lunch from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

The drop boxes remain open throughout the day.

Tip: There is a 15-minute grace period from the moment you enter the parking lot, which is more than enough time to do a quick drop off without having to pay a fee for parking.


How to get to IPC Recycling & Buy-Back Centre

The IPC Recycling & Buy-Back Centre, which accepts light bulbs and batteries for disposal, is located in the parking lot of Damansara’s IPC Shopping Centre (Level P1, Pillar C5).

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