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Chemicals and Hazardous Materials

Household and Farm Chemicals

The Hamilton landfill and our transfer stations do not accept toxic household and farm chemicals. However, there are government schemes in place for disposal of chemicals.

HOUSEHOLD chemicals can be disposed of at the following annual "Detox Your Home" mobile collections:

  • Ararat in May
  • Horsham in February
  • Portland in September
  • Warrnambool in March

The above locations also have permanent drop-off sites for paint, batteries and fluorescent tubes.

For details of the annual mobile collections, permanent drop-off sites, details of what materials are accepted and further information on chemical disposal please contact Council on (03) 5573 0444 or visit Sustainability Victoria’s ‘Detox your Home’ Chemical Collection Program site using the links below.

Farm Chemicals

Unwanted agricultural and veterinary chemicals can be disposed of through the ChemClear program. You will need to register your chemicals with ChemClear prior to collection.

Contact ChemClear on (toll free) 1800 008 182 or register on the website below.

Asbestos

If you suspect that your waste contains asbestos, please note that the Southern Grampians Shire Council’s collection service does not accept this substance.

Please contact an approved contractor in your local Yellow Pages.

Contact
Customer Service
111 Brown Street
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone (03) 5573 0444
Email council@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au

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