A WODONGA resident will make use of tomorrow’s free chemical collection after being surprised by the amount of unwanted items sitting in his garage.
“I had a look around and there’s a lot of things that can go,” Mick Whelan said.
“I was surprised at how much, so I might have to make a special trip for it.”
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the one-day collection and detox their homes of highly toxic chemicals.
These include paint stripper, fertiliser, car wax, anti-freeze, pesticides, rat poison and pool chemicals.
Items can be dropped off at the Kane Road Transfer Station, run by Wodonga council, between 10am and 2pm.
Other items like household batteries, motor oil, fluorescent bulbs and farm chemicals can be disposed of all year round at the Wodonga transfer station.
Sustainability Victoria members are in town to gather dangerous and unwanted home chemicals as part of a partnership with local governments and funded by the Victorian landfill levy.
A Sustainability Victoria spokesman said residents were encouraged to clean out their homes to minimise the danger of accidental poisoning and reduce the risk to the environment.
For more details and to register online, go to http://detox.sustainability.vic.gov.au/