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Household chemical collection

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Detox your Home allows you to dispose of unwanted household chemicals for free without harming your health or the environment.

With your safety in mind, Detox your Home events are now contactless and drive-through (no walk-ins), supported by a COVID-safe plan. The collected items are recycled and do not go to landfill.

The Detox your Home mobile collection service is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

Detox Your Home provides a free, safe and easy way to free your home of toxic chemicals, which are then reused and diverted from landfill and disposed of responsibly.  

Upcoming events

Detox Your Home - Lilydale

  • Saturday 2 April, 2022
  • 9am to 2pm
  • Yarra Ranges Council Lilydale Operations Centre 103-105 Nelson Road, Lilydale, VIC 3140

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Detox your Home - Notting Hill

  • Saturday 30 April, 2022
  • 9am to 2pm
  • Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Centre 380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, VIC 3168

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Detox your Home - Knox

  • Sunday 15 May, 2022
  • 9am to 2 pm
  • Knox Operations Centre 14 Henderson Road, Knoxfield, VIC 3180

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Detox your Home - Plenty

  • Saturday 28 May, 2022
  • 9am to 1pm
  • Nillumbik Recycling Centre 290 Yan Yean Road, Plenty, VIC 3090

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Find out what items are accepted through the Detox your Home program. 

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

Local drop-off sites for paint and other products

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

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


In light of current circumstances, if it is not essential to be disposing of the above materials, then please don't. Please check current opening hours and conditions of entry with the individual facility.

  • Banyule Waste Recovery Centre, 307-325 Waterdale Road, Bellfield, phone 9490 4222.
  • Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station, 380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, phone 9518 3767.
  • Coldstream Recycling & Waste Transfer Station, Leonard Road, Coldstream, phone 9739 1227.
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