Detox Your Home Day to Make Ararat Households Safer

If you’re moving house, clearing out the shed, or just want to make your home safer, then Detox Your Home Day is a great way to dispose of dangerous chemicals for free.

Ararat Rural City Council are again partnering with Sustainability Victoria to deliver Detox Your Home Day.

“Household chemicals can be dangerous if left around the home – posing risks to children and pets,” Ararat Rural City Council, CEO Dr Tim Harrison said.

“Detox Your Home Day is a free and convenient service for householders (only) to safely dispose of unwanted toxic chemicals stored around the home.

“Toxic household chemicals, such as cleaning products, pool chemicals, pesticides, weed killer, and garage item such as kerosene and brake fluid can be safely disposed of for free.

“In addition to the harm these items pose to family members, they can also add extra fuel to a house fire.”

Ararat’s event will be held on Saturday 8 May 2021 between 1:30pm – 3.30pm at the Ararat Transfer Station, Surface Hill Road, Ararat.

Registration for the event is essential, keeping your safety in mind, the event is now drive-through (no walk-ins).

To register go to https://detoxararat2021.eventbrite.com.au

“With the event just a month away, it’s a great opportunity to start cleaning up around the home now, so you can take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of these unwanted items for free.” Dr Harrison concluded.

What to do on the day:

  • Clearly and accurately label your items, if unsure of the contents, label them ‘unknown’
  • Put your items safely in your vehicle – boot or ute tray
  • Bring your order number (from your registration)
  • Only one person per car. You won’t need to unload anything yourself
  • Drive in and follow the signage and directions
  • Stay in your car and the Detox Your Home crew will do the rest

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