Detox Your Home - household chemical collection
Household chemicals can be dangerous – they can harm your family and your pets, add extra fuel to a house fire, release toxic fumes that pollute the environment.
Detox your Home is a safe, FREE and easy-to-use service to dispose of common household chemicals, such as solvents, poisons and cleaning products. Simply register online and turn up on the day with your unwanted items - and we’ll do the rest.
There are Detox your Home mobile collections held each year.
To keep up to date about upcoming events near you, visit Sustainability Victoria's Detox your Home webpage or sign up to the Detox you Home e-newlsetter.
If you are planning to attend an event, you will need to register beforehand.
Visit the Sustainability Victoria website or call 1300 363 744 for a full list of accepted items.
The Detox Your Home mobile collection service is a joint initiative between local councils and the Victorian Government.
The chemicals collected are recycled or used for other purposes wherever possible. What can’t be recycled or used is safely stored into secure landfills in accordance with Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Victoria requirements.
How to store household chemicals
To help keep your family, pets and the environment safe, ensure your household chemicals are stored correctly prior to disposing of them at a Detox your Home event.
If you’re moving or don’t have room to safely store these chemicals at home until Detox your Home resumes, some commercial service providers may accept your items.
Visit the Sustainability Victoria website or call 1300 363 744 for more information and tips on how to store small amounts of household chemicals.