Detox your home with free chemical drop-off

Dispose of your unwanted household chemicals and toxic items safely with a free chemical drop-off being offered in May as part of the Detox Your Home program.

Household chemicals can be dangerous to your family and pets and can release toxic fumes and pollute the environment if they end up in landfill. As household chemicals cannot go into household bins or down the drain, it is important to dispose of them correctly.

The Detox Your Home program, being run by the City of Casey and Sustainability Victoria, allows residents to drop off toxic household chemicals including bleach, aerosol cans, household cleaners and detergents, glues, nail polish and remover, paint stripper and thinners, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, garden fertiliser and weed killers, fuels and engine coolant. A full list of items is available on the Sustainability Victoria website.

Decanting isn’t permitted, so please bring chemicals in disposable, clearly labelled containers. If you don’t know what’s inside, label the item as ‘unknown’. The maximum weight or size for any single container is 20 kilograms or 20 litres.

The collected items are carefully managed by qualified chemists and are recycled, repurposed, or disposed of safely.

The local drop-off event will be held on Saturday 15 May 2021 from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm in Berwick. Registration is essential and can be done via Council’s website www.casey.vic.gov.au/events/detox-your-home-1

Casey residents can also take advantage of a south-east Council partnership which allows you to attend other drop-off events in Knox, Cardinia and Yara Ranges in April and May. Dates and times are available on the Sustainability Victoria website and registration for any of these locations is essential.

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