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Free disposal of fluorescent lights, paint and batteries

News Article Date: 
Thursday, 13 August 2015

Warrnambool residents can safely dispose of paint, all types of household batteries and compact fluorescent lamps at  Statewide Recycling Services facility at 355 Koroit Street.

The service is free and one of a network of permanent drop-off sites, which the Victorian Government has expanded from 12 sites to 30 sites across the state to improve access for all Victorian householders.

The permanent drop-off site in Koroit Street complements the Detox your Home household chemical collection program, which conducts up to 31 mobile collections across Victoria each year to dispose of highly toxic household chemicals. The Detox Your Home collection comes to Warrnambool in March every year.

The permanent drop-off sites enable Victorian householders to dispose of more commonly used, low toxicity products - paint, household batteries and CFLs - throughout the year; these products will no longer be accepted at the Detox your Home mobile collections.

Visit sustainability.vic.gov.au/detoxyourhome for a list of existing and planned permanent drop-off sites and upcoming Detox your Home mobile collections.

Permanent drop-off sites and Detox your Home mobile collections are free services for all Victorian householders, which are administered by Sustainability Victoria in collaboration with local councils and are funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

The products collected through both services are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

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