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Saturday, 03 September 2011 14:14

Detox your home

Old cleaning products, left-over paint, dead batteries and weedkiller stored around your home can now be safely disposed of without putting a strain on the environment.

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the collection service being held on Saturday 10 September at the Bairnsdale Livestock Exchange from 8am – 11am.

“This is an initiative that considers the safety needs of the family home without compromising the environment,” Mr Bull said.

Mr Bull said Detox Your Home was a responsible Victorian Government initiative that allowed collected materials to be treated and recycled, or disposed of safely by a specialist team and this measure is being supported through the landfill levy program.

The Victorian Coalition Government, through Sustainability Victoria, provides the Detox Your Home free service in partnership with East Gippsland Shire Council to collect potentially dangerous and unwanted household chemical products. The service is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

“Detox Your Home recognises the value of a combined effort between government, households and local councils to act responsibly in disposing of potentially harmful and dangerous waste,” Mr Bull said.

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