Get ready to Detox your Home in November

Wellington Shire Council. Photo: File

WELLINGTON Shire Council will host a Detox your Home event in Sale this November, helping residents to safely dispose of common household chemicals without harming the environment.

In partnership with Sustainability Victoria, Detox your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service that encourages residents to dispose of their everyday household chemicals such as solvents, cleaning products, weed killers, pesticides, cosmetics and cooking oil. Each Detox your Home event collects about four tonnes of hazardous chemicals, keeping them out of landfill and waterways and making homes safer.

Detox your Home will take place at the Gippsland Regional Livestock Exchange, located on Saleyards Road in Sale, between 9am and midday on Saturday, November 11.

The event will be staffed by expert chemists who will identify and sort the chemicals for safe transport back to a licenced facility in Melbourne, where they will be processed for reuse or safe disposal.

Wellington Shire Council Mayor, Ian Bye, encouraged Wellington residents to take part in the free Detox your Home event.

“Highly toxic household chemicals can be dangerous and should never be put in your rubbish bins or poured down the drain. Taking your chemicals to this event, guarantees that all items will be recycled or safely disposed of, which reduces the risk of poisoning, keeping your family, pets and the environment safe” Cr Bye said.

With community safety in mind, Detox your Home will be a drive-through and contactless event with no walk-ins accepted.

To register for the Sale event, visit the Sustainability Victoria’s website at or visit Eventbrite and search for ‘Detox your Home – Sale’.

  • Common chemicals collected at Detox your Home events include:
  • Fuels and flammable liquids – turpentine, methylated spirits, petrol, kerosene, diesel, paint thinners;
  • Garden – herbicides, pesticides, fertilisers, pool chemicals, poisons;
  • Household – cleaners, bleach, ammonia, oven cleaner, solvents, cooking oil, cosmetics, fire extinguishers, and;
  • Car – wax, transmission fluid, body filler, brake fluid.

A full list of items accepts and not accepted can be found at