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Household chemical collection

Chemical collection

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

Check upcoming Detox Your Home collections

COVID-19 update

Sustainability Victoria is focused on your health and safety. We’re closely monitoring the current situation and are taking direction and guidance from the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). Unfortunately, some of our events have been cancelled due to the challenges posed by the current health situation in Victoria. Future events may also need to be cancelled or postponed.

Information regarding future Detox your Home events conducted by Sustainability Victoria will be available on the Sustainability website

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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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