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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

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

Many citizens want to do their part and fortunately, there has been an uptick in 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.

Where to dispose of and recyle light bulbs and batteries

IPC Shopping Centre is one of 3 collection points in Damansara where light bulbs and batteries for recycling are accepted.

1. IPC Shopping Centre, Damansara

Damansara’s IPC Recycling & Buy-Back Centre is a convenient battery and light bulb recycling collection point 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.

2. One Utama Shopping Mall

One Utama’s E-Waste Campaign accepts household batteries for safe recycling at an ISO-certified E-waste facility.

One Utama’s E-waste Centre is located at the customer service counter at Oval second floor, and is open from 10.0am to 10.00pm daily.

Present your used batteries or other e-waste items for recycling to customer service staff and earn ONECARD UPoints.

For more details: One Utama E-Waste Campaign

3. Ikea Damansara

Ikea Damansara has recycling bins located on the ground floor (opposite the wrapping counter). Batteries and lightbulbs for recycling are accepted here.

4. MBSA (Shah Alam City Council) Pickup Service & Recycling Centres

For Shah Alam residents, MBSA provides weekly pickup services for landed properties on Sundays, where used light bulbs and batteries will be collected from your doorstep (more info here).

Alternatively, you may drop off your e-waste or used light bulbs at one of the many MBSA Recycling Centers.


How to get to Battery & Light Bulb Recyling Centres

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).

One Utama’s E-waste Centre is located on the second floor of The Oval.

IKEA Malaysia’s recycle bins for light bulbs and batteries are located on the ground floor near the wrapping station.

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