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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.

Upcoming events

Maroondah - Croydon

Get rid of toxic household chemicals, such as cleaning products, pool chemicals, pesticides and weed killer, safely at the Croydon Operations Centre on Saturday 14 August. Supported by Sustainability Victoria, 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.

Date: Saturday 14 August
Location: Maroondah City Council Operations Centre, 28 Lincoln Road, Croydon 

Book online

Registration is essential through the Detox your Home online registration. 

How it works:

  • Register for a timeslot
  • Clearly label your items, using the original packaging if possible. If you’re unsure of the contents, label them ‘unknown’
  • Put your items safely in your empty car boot or ute tray
  • Bring your order number (from your registration)
  • Drive in, follow the signage and staff directions and stay in your car
  • Follow all public health measures at the time, including wearing a face covering if required and staying home if you feel unwell

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

For further information on other dates and locations, visit the Detox Your Home website

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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