Hundreds take advantage of our free chemical drop off day

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

380 people took advantage of our free chemical drop off day on Saturday 11 February 2017.

Flammable, inert and toxic liquids were among the most common items people dropped off at our Corio Operations Centre.

More than 6,000 kilograms of household chemical waste was collected, which will now be recycled and diverted from landfill.

Almost one quarter of those who dropped chemicals off on the day were first time users of the service.

Our staff handed out flyers with a list of household items, such as whitegoods and TVs that can be dropped off year-round at our Geelong Resource Recovery Centre and Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre. Around 75 per cent weren’t aware that the City offered these free drop off services.

Lisa, a Drysdale resident, said the day was well run with a steady stream of people moving through the centre.

The chemical drop off day is run in partnership with Sustainability Victoria and is part of the City’s recycling program.