Detox event com­ing to Bright

Alpine Observer - - News -

ALPINE Shire res­i­dents are be­ing urged to ‘Detox your Home’ – a safe, free and easy-to-use ser­vice to dis­pose of com­mon, highly toxic house­hold chem­i­cals with­out harm­ing in­di­vid­ual health or the en­vi­ron­ment.

The house­hold chem­i­cal col­lec­tion pro­gram is com­ing to Bright on Satur­day, 8 De­cem­ber from 9.00am to 12.00pm and Alpine Shire Coun­cil, in part­ner­ship with Sus­tain­abil­ity Vic­to­ria, is en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents to take the op­por­tu­nity to get rid of un­wanted – and po­ten­tially danger­ous – items like pes­ti­cides, de­ter­gents and weed killers.

“House­hold chem­i­cals can be danger­ous,” Alpine Shire Mayor Ron Janas said.

“They can harm your fam- ily and your pets, add ex­tra fuel to a house fire, re­lease toxic fumes and pol­lute the en­vi­ron­ment for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions, which is why res­i­dents should take ad­van­tage of the free Detox your Home ser­vice to safely dis­pose of un­wanted items.”

Cr Janas warned res­i­dents against putting chem­i­cals out with the reg­u­lar rub­bish col­lec­tion where they could ex­plode, ig­nite, leak or mix with other chem­i­cals.

He also cau­tioned against pour­ing them down the drain where they could pol­lute wa­ter­ways, harm­ing an­i­mals and veg­e­ta­tion, con­tam­i­nat­ing the drink­ing wa­ter sup­ply and mak­ing rivers un­safe for swim­ming.

“The good news is you can re­duce the risk of poi­son­ing, en­vi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion and bush­fire haz­ards, as well as im­prove re­cy­cling rates, by drop­ping off un­wanted chem­i­cals at Bright’s Detox your Home event,” Cr Janas said.

“Do the right thing for your loved ones and your en­vi­ron­ment and Detox your Home. It’s easy and it’s free.”

The Detox your Home event will be held at the Bright Coun­cil De­pot, Churchill Av­enue, Bright.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. sus­tain­abil­ity. vic. gov. au/detoxy­ourhome.

Detox your Home is ad­min­is­tered by Sus­tain­abil­ity Vic­to­ria in part­ner­ship with lo­cal gov­ern­ments and is funded by the Vic­to­rian land­fill levy. The prod­ucts col­lected are re­cov­ered and di­verted from land­fill.

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