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Household Chemical Collection

Detox your Home household chemical collection

Chemcial containers

Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals? Household chemicals can be dangerous – they can harm your family and your pets, add extra fuel to a house fire, release toxic fumes and pollute the environment for future generations.

Detox your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. The collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

There are 31 Detox your Home mobile collections held across Victoria each year. The program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

A full list of upcoming Detox Your Home collections is available at www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/detoxyourhome

There are three nearby mobile chemical collection events which will be held every year at the following Detox your Home mobile locations:

  • Doncaster East in March

  • Wantirna South in May

  • Lilydale in August

The next session will be:

Date: Saturday 26 August
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: provided upon registration

Register for these collections online or call 1300 363 744. Registration ensures traffic flow is better managed so that you can avoid queues on the day and get in and out quickly.

Accepted items at mobile collections

Permanent Victorian drop-off sites for paint and other products

Less toxic items – paint, household batteries, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps – can be disposed of throughout the year at permanent Victorian drop-off sites. 

There are nearby Victorian drop-off sites at:

  • Banyule Waste Recovery Centre, 307-325 Waterdale Road, Bellfield
  • Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station, 380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill.

A new site is opening in Coldstream soon.

For more information and a full list of permanent Victorian drop-off sites:

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