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Chemicals collected for free

Greater Shepparton City Council and Sustainability Victoria will collect unwanted household chemicals for free on Saturday.

November 9, 2012 10:45am

A Detox your Home session is planned for this Saturday, November 10, to give residents a chance to dispose of unwanted household chemicals for free.

Greater Shepparton City Council is working with Sustainability Victoria to collect the potentially dangerous items.

The collections will also help residents dispose of anything unwanted in an environmentally safe way.

Items that can be disposed of include:

household chemicals such as aerosol cans, insect sprays, pest poisons, household cleaners, pharmaceuticals, mothballs and old smoke detectors;

gardens chemicals such as fertilisers, fungicides, herbicides and insecticides;

automotive chemicals such as transmission fluids, batteries and battery acid, brake fluid, car wax solvent, fuels and oils (including motor and sump oils);

workshop chemicals including paint strippers, solvent-based glues, water and oil-based paints, paint thinner, acetone, turpentine, varnish and wood preservative; and

other miscellaneous chemicals accepted are acids and alkalis, artists’ paints and supplies, photographic chemicals, fibreglass resins (not mixed), extinguishers, gas cylinders, safety ammunition, swimming pool chemicals and mercury batteries.

Items not accepted are chemicals not used for household purposes such as farm, industrial and commercial-use chemicals.

Registration is required for this free event. Register online at www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au/detoxyourhome or phone 1800 353 233.

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