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Detox your home with a free household chemical collection

1 February 2017

‘Detox your Home’ from common household chemicals with Sustainability Victoria and Kingston Council’s safe, free and easy-to-use service.

The household chemical collection service will be held in Braeside 8am-4pm Sunday 5 March.

Residents are invited to dispose of unwanted – and potentially dangerous – items including pesticides, detergents and weed killers.

“Household chemicals can be dangerous and harm your family and your pets, add extra fuel to a house fire, release toxic fumes and pollute the environment for future generations,” Kingston Mayor David Eden said.

Chemicals should not be put out with the regular weekly household rubbish collection where they could explode, ignite, leak or mix with other chemicals.

“Chemicals should never by poured down the drain where they could pollute waterways, harm animals and vegetation, contaminate drinking water and make rivers and beaches unsafe for swimming,” Cr Eden said.

“Do the right thing for your loved ones and your environment and Detox your Home. It’s easy and it’s free.”

The site address will be provided upon registration. Residents can choose their preferred time slot by registering online at sustainability.vic.gov.au/detoxyourhome

Registration is required to manage the traffic flow and avoid queues on the day, which means residents can get in and out quickly.

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 recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

 


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