Detox Your Home

Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted, highly toxic household chemicals? Household chemicals can be dangerous – they can harm your family and your pets, add extra fuel to a house fire, release toxic fumes and pollute the environment for future generations.

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

The collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

There are 31 Detox your Home mobile collections held across Victoria each year to ensure reasonable access for all Victorian householders. The program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

Council is hosting a Detox Your Home mobile collection in Bright on Saturday, 8 December 2018.

When: 9am - 12pm, Saturday, 8 December
Where: Bright Council Depot, Churchill Avenue, Bright AND Wangaratta Council Works Depot, 51- 69 Newman Street Wangaratta
What to bring:

Visit the Detox your Home website for a complete list of upcoming mobile collections and accepted products.

For more information call 1300 363 744 or download a factsheet.

Accepted Items

acids and alkalis aerosol cans
cleaners – ammonia based cooking oil
detergents disinfectants
fire extinguishers floor-care products and waxes
glues – water-based and solvents nail polish and remover
paint stripper, thinner and turps pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
photographic chemicals rat poison
wood preservatives and finishes (oils and varnishes)
Garden and Pool
fertiliser herbicides and weed killers
insect spray lawn mower fuel
pool chemicals pesticides
anti-freeze brake fluid
car body filler car wax
coolant fuels – petrol, diesel, kerosene, other
transmission fluid

Permanent drop-off sites for appliance batteries, paint and compact fluorescent lamps
Paint, household batteries, and compact fluorescent lamps – which are less toxic than household chemicals ¬(but also a more common waste item) – can be disposed of throughout the year at a permanent drop-off site.

Detox your Home, on the other hand, is a free service designed specifically to collect unwanted, highly toxic household chemicals.

The nearest permanent drop-off site is at:

Wodonga Transfer Station
Kane Road, Wodonga
Ph: (02) 6022 9300

Wangaratta Transfer Station
Stanford Road, Wangaratta
Ph: (03) 5722 0888

Shepparton Transfer Station
Wanganui Road, Shepparton
Ph: (03) 5832 9700

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