Dispose of unwanted chemicals with Detox Your Home

Published on 26 July 2019

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Indigo Shire residents are being encouraged to do a household chemical detox this August, with Detox Your Home coming to Beechworth and Wangaratta.

Detox your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service for community members to dispose of common, highly toxic household chemicals without harming their health or the environment.

Indigo Shire Mayor, Councillor Bernard Gaffney, said it’s a great service that encourages safe disposal of common household chemicals.

“Detox your home is a free service for residents to dispose of chemicals they would otherwise have to pay for,” he said.

“Many of us may have unwanted chemicals sitting in our shed or home. Common items such as cleaning products, cooking oil and fuels can be quite dangerous. They could harm your family and pets, add extra fuel in a fire – something which we are very mindful of in Indigo Shire - and even pollute the environment for future generations.”

These items should not be placed in landfill as they can potentially explode, ignite, leak or mix with other chemicals. Pouring them down the drain can also pollute waterways.

Details of the collections in Wangaratta and Beechworth can be found below.

Wangaratta

Date: 31 August 2019

Time: 9am to 1pm

Location: Wangaratta City Council Works Depot, 51-69 Newman Street, Wangaratta

Beechworth

Date: 31 August 2019

Time: 10am to 12 noon

Location: Beechworth Transfer Station - 1620 Diffey Road, Beechworth

For more information visit www.indigoshire.vic.gov.au/DetoxYourHome

Detox your Home is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local governments and is

funded by the Victorian landfill levy. The products collected are recovered and diverted from landfill.

 

ENDS

For more information:
Stephanie Raphael, Acting Media & Communications Advisor
steph.raphael@indigoshire.vic.gov.au
03 5728 8017