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Dispose of household chemicals at Detox your Home event in Lardner Transfer Station from Baw Baw Shire Council on 19 August 2023

Dispose of household chemicals safely at Detox your Home on Aug 19, 2023, at Lardner Transfer Station. Register at Sustainability Victoria's website or Eventbrite. Stay informed with their e-newsletter.

By news@gippsland - 24th July 2023 - Back to News

It's time to clean those unwanted household chemicals out of your shed, cupboard and from under your sink to dispose of them safely at Sustainability Victoria's Detox your Home event on Saturday 19th August between 9.00am and 12.00pm noon at Lardner Transfer Station. Co-hosted with Baw Baw Shire Council, Detox your Home is a free and convenient service for householders to safely dispose of everyday household chemicals such as weedkiller, cleaning chemicals, old cooking oil and cosmetics.

Register and safely dispose of your household chemicals on 19 August 2023 at Lardner Transfer Station

Register and safely dispose of your household chemicals on 19 August 2023 at Lardner Transfer Station

Detox your home

Each Detox your Home event collects around 4 tonnes of hazardous chemicals, keeping them out of landfill and waterways and making homes safer. Common chemicals collected at Detox your Home events include:

  • Fuels and flammable liquids - turpentine, methylated spirits, petrol, kerosene, diesel, paint thinners
  • Garden - herbicides, pesticides, fertilisers, pool chemicals, poisons
  • Household - cleaners, bleach, ammonia, oven cleaner, solvents, cooking oil, cosmetics, fire extinguishers
  • Car - wax, transmission fluid, body filler, brake fluid

"We are pleased to partner with Sustainability Victoria to deliver this Detox your Home event right here in Baw Baw. It is a great opportunity to get rid of all those leftover nasties cluttering your shed or cupboard, and to feel safe that you're doing it in an environmentally safe way," says Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Cr Annemarie McCabe.

Detox your home event

Detox your Home events are staffed by expert chemists who identify and sort the chemicals for safe transport back to a licenced facility in Melbourne where they are processed for reuse or safe disposal. Chemicals collected are processed and recovered or recycled wherever possible. If they cannot be reused in any way, they are safely disposed of.

With community safety in mind, Detox your Home events are now drive-through and contactless. Registrations are essential. Register for the upcoming Detox your Home event at:

Event details:

  • Date: Saturday 19th August 2023
  • Time: 9am - 12 noon
  • Location: Lardner Transfer Station
  • Address: Simpson Road, Lardner

Stay up to date with the latest Detox your Home news, including upcoming events, by subscribing to Sustainability Victoria's e-newsletter.

Pictures from Baw Baw Shire Council website.


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