Household de-tox made easier

Lui Zacher
August 12, 2022 / 11:25 pm

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Whether you’re moving house or spring cleaning, the removal and disposal of toxic chemicals is made a lot easier with a Detox Your Home event today.

Chemicals such as cleaning products, pool chemicals and pesticides can be dropped off for free at the Corio Operations Centre, 299 Anakie Road Geelong Saturday between 8am and 2pm

The event operates as a drive-through service only, no walk-ins, and is completely contactless. 

The service is for household chemicals only.

Detox Your Home events accept:

  • Acids and alkalis Aerosol cans (empty cans go in household recycling)
  • Anti-freeze, brake fluid, car body filler, car wax cleaners – ammonia based
  • Cooking oil
  • Coolant
  • Detergents, disinfectants and drain cleaners
  • Fertiliser
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Floor-care products and waxes
  • Fuels – petrol, diesel, kerosene, other
  • Glues – water-based and solvents
  • Herbicides and weed killers
  • Insect spray and pesticides
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Cosmetics
  • Oven cleaner
  • Thinners, turps and paint stripper
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rat poison
  • Solvents
  • Transmission fluid
  • Wood preservatives and finishes (oils and varnish)
  • See the full list of accepted items on their website.

Detox your Home does not accept paint, however paint can be disposed of at any Paintback drop off location:

Organizer of Detox Your Home – Geelong is Sustainability Victoria, mobilising Victorians to create a better environment, now and for our future.