Before attending a Detox Your Home event it is important that you check which toxic household chemicals are accepted at these events.
Products you find around your home labelled with the following symbols will also be accepted:
Ammunition - call 1800 136 089 for WorkSafe Victoria to pick up your ammunition.
Asbestos - call EPA on 1300 372 842 for advice
Batteries- take batteries to your local Aldi, Officeworks, Bunnings or Batteryworld store or drop them off at a permanent drop-off site
Chemicals used by businesses for industrial and commercial purposes
You can check the Yellow Pages under 'waste reduction and disposal services' for chemical disposal companies or visit either of the sites below.
Chemicals used on the Farm- Visit the ChemClear website or freecall 1800 008 182 for collection of unwanted rural chemicals
Fluorescent lights - take fluorescent lights to a permanent drop-off site
Gas cylinders - some council transfer stations offer gas cylinder recycling.
Medical Waste - Visit the EPA webiste for advice.
Paint - take paint to a permanent drop-off site or visit Paintback to find your nearest drop-off site.
Printer cartridges - can be recycled through the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program.
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