South Gippsland residents are encouraged to bring hazardous household materials to Council’s depot at 80 Yarragon Road, Leongatha, for FREE and safe disposal this Saturday, December 3rd between 8am and 11am.
Acceptable items include:
- brake fluids
- old batteries
- poisonous household and garden products
- BBQ gas cylinders
- photographic chemicals
- kitchen & bathroom cleaners, and
- fire extinguishers
The following safety measures should be taken when transporting chemicals to the Depot:
- Ensure lids are tightly fitted.
- Place liquids on a tray or in a plastic bucket so any spills are contained
- Pack powders and solids securely.
- Keep corrosive chemicals, such as battery acid, away from poisons.
- Keep oxidising agents, such as peroxide, away from all other materials.
- Travel with your car windows down if carrying flammable or odorous materials.
- Double-wrap old liquid containers in plastic bags to prevent leaking