Every home has them. Unwanted chemical products stored in the house, garage or garden shed. Gather them up, load them safely into your car and take them to the right Detox drop off location.
Unwanted chemicals may harm the environment when your pour them down the sink or put them in the rubbish bin. Detox Your Home allows you to dispose of these chemicals safely and responsibly.
LOCAL DROP OFF DAY 27 APRIL 2013
Golden Plains Shire and Moorabool Shire residents took advantage of a free service to safely dispose of old cleaning products, left-over paint, dead batteries and weed killer stored around the home - without putting a strain on the environment.
Detox your Home is a service provided by the Victorian Coalition Government to collect potentially dangerous and unwanted household chemical products. The service is funded by the Victorian landfill levy and administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with Local Government.
GOLDEN PLAINS SHIRE the drop day was well supported by residents, the main materials collected were Paint (55.5%), Batteries (5.5%) ,Gas Cylinders (2%) and Oil (6%) totaling 69%.
MOORABOOL SHIRE the drop off day was also well supported, material collected was Paint (56%), Batteries (9.5%) ,Gas Cylinders (4%) and Oil (3.5%) totaling 73%.
Household chemicals can be dangerous if they are not disposed of safely. Storing old chemicals in the shed or under the sink increases the risk of poisoning around the home.They can harm your family and pets, add extra fuel to a house fire and release toxic fumes which can be dangerous.
Permanent Detox Your Home Site
Ballarat Resource Recovery Centre (Transfer Station)
- Gillies Street South (VicRoads 565 Q9)
- 8am - 4pm Monday - Friday
- 10am - 4pm Weekends & Public Holidays
This site ONLY accepts
- Motor Oil
- Fluorescent tubes and CFL globes
- Car batteries
- Household batteries
- BBQ gas bottles
Check www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/DetoxyourHome for the mobile Detox Your Homecollection schedule. The mobile collection accepts the items above PLUS
- Aerosol cans and insect sprays
- Kitchen and bathroom cleaners
- Fuel, coolant and anti-freeze
- Brake and transmission fluid
- Solvents, glues and pool chemicals
- Fertilizer ,weed killer, poisons
- Paint stripper, ammonia based cleaners