Detox Your Home - Household Chemical Collection

Sustainability Victoria logo.PNG Sustainability Victoria, in partnership with local government, host chemical collection events across Victoria for households to safely dispose of chemicals.

You can attend as many events as you like, at any location. You must register for these collections online.

If you can't get to an event, it is important to safely store your old or unwanted household chemicals at home until you can dispose of them correctly. Find out how to safely store your chemicals.  

View upcoming events on the Detox your Home website.    

What items are accepted?

For more information on accepted items, visit the Detox your Home website.  

Items accepted at Detox Your Home events

For safety reasons we cannot accept individual containers of more than 20 litres or 20 kg. Please bring items in original packaging or a disposable container that will not be returned to you.


  • Acids and alkalis, including spirit of salt, bleach, vinegar and rust remover, hydrochloric acid
  • Aerosol cans, (empty cans can be put in your recycling bin)
  • Cleaners (ammonia based), drain, shower and glass cleaners
  • Detergents
  • Disinfectants
  • Floor-care products and waxes
  • Oven cleaner


  • Hand sanitiser
  • Make up
  • Nail polish and remover

Fire and safety

  • Fire extinguishers

Garden and pool

  • Fertiliser
  • Fuel (old lawn mower/power tools fuel)
  • Herbicides
  • Weed killers/Herbicides
  • Insect spray and pesticides
  • Pool chemicals, including liquid pool chlorine and pool salts


  • Anti-freeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Car body filler
  • Car care products and wax
  • Coolant
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fuels, including petrol, diesel and kerosene
  • Glues, including water-based and solvents
  • Machine oil and lubricant
  • Rat poison
  • Transmission fluid
  • Turps, thinners and paint strippers
  • Wood preservatives and finishes

Hobby materials

  • Glues, including water-based and solvents
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Wood preservatives and finishes

Kitchen and camping

Items not accepted

Local drop-off sites for paint and other products

The following items can be disposed of throughout the year at permanent Victorian drop-off sites:

  • paint 
  • household batteries 
  • engine oil
  • fluorescent tubes
  • compact fluorescent lamps.

Drop off locations

Please check current opening hours and conditions of entry with the individual facility.

Get updates on upcoming events

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