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Household Chemical Collection

Household Chemical Collection Program

Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted highly toxic 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 mobile collections are safe, free and easy-to-use services to dispose of unwanted highly toxic household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.

The collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

There are up to 31 Detox your Home mobile collections held across Victoria each year to ensure reasonable access for all Victorian householders to dispose of highly toxic household chemicals. The program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

Visit the Detox your Home website for a complete list of upcoming mobile collections and accepted products.

Detox your Home. Do the right thing for your loved ones and your environment. It’s easy and it’s free.

Upcoming Detox your Home mobile collections

Reduce the risk of poisoning, environmental pollution and bushfire hazards and improve recycling rates by dropping off unwanted chemicals at the Victorian Government’s FREE chemical collection service.

There are a variety of Detox your Home mobile collections each year across Victoria.

Registration for collections is sometimes required to manage the traffic flow and avoid queues on the day, which means you can get in and out quickly, register online or call 1300 363 744. 

Permanent drop-off sites for household paint and other products

Household paint, batteries and compact fluorescent lamps can be disposed of throughout the year at a permanent drop-off site.

The nearest permanent drop-off sites are located at:

For more information and a full list of permanent drop-off sites visit Sustainability Victoria's website or contact us on 9490 4222.

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