Cheltenham transfer station to open for disposal of household chemicals

28 May 2015

Residents will soon be able to drop off their household chemicals at Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre in Talinga Road, Cheltenham, with Council agreeing to trial the establishment of a drop-off site at the facility.

The trial comes as the result of a 12 month memorandum of understanding between Bayside City Council and Sustainability Victoria.

Sustainability Victoria has previously funded and managed the collection of household chemicals for Bayside City Council since 1994 in the form of mobile collection sites. 

Residents will soon be able to safely and responsibly dispose of their domestic paints, batteries and fluorescent tubes and compact lights for free.

Bayside Mayor Cr Felicity Frederico said previous mobile collections were too infrequent and provided limited opportunities for residents to access the service.

“We welcome Sustainability Victoria’s support to help us establish a facility to dispose of household chemicals in Bayside.

“This initiative will reduce waste to landfill, and be a positive extension of our waste services for residents,” Cr Frederico said.

Higher toxicity chemicals such as pesticides and poisons will not be collected at this site in Cheltenham, however residents are encouraged to do so at annual mobile site collection points managed by Sustainability Victoria.

Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre is currently open seven days per week and will operate the household chemicals collection point on behalf of Council. 

Works will commence in June 2015 to construct required new facilities at the centre with the new service coming on-line early in the new financial year.

Page last updated: 28 May 2015