Five simple steps to free your home of harmful chemicals, safely and responsibly.
Check to see which items you can safely dispose of at a Detox your home event.
Find your nearest Detox your home event and register to attend on the day.
Find your nearest site for free disposal of household paint, batteries and fluorescent lights.Read more
There are a number of safety precautions to observe when handling and transporting chemicals.Read more
Answers to questions we're often asked about the Detox your home program.
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. The Detox your home program – delivered by Sustainability Victoria in collaboration with local councils – recovers and diverts these toxic chemicals from landfill.
Safely dispose of your toxic household wastes to:
Up to 33 Detox your home events are held across Victoria each year to ensure access for all Victorian householders. There is no restriction on the amount of unwanted household chemicals you can dispose of through this service.
Do the right thing for your loved ones and your environment. It's easy and free to detox your home.
Detox your home is a service for households only. Chemicals used for farm, commercial or industrial processes will not be accepted. Businesses should use a commercial waste disposal company.
There is no limit on the volume of materials you drop-off, however the maximum acceptable weight or size of any single container is 20 kilograms or 20 litres. Decanting is not permitted so bring chemicals in disposal containers.
Planet Ark's Recycling Near You site offers information about the recycling and waste services offered by your council as well as local drop-off options for items including computers, batteries, printer cartridges and mobile phones.