Disposing of chemicals

Detox Your Home is a free service that disposes of your household chemicals safely and easily. It’s run by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local governments and is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

Detox Your Home operates as a mobile service and at permanent facilities. 

What items can I dispose of using the service?

You can view a list of the items that are accepted and not accepted at the Detox Your Home website.

How does the mobile service work?

The mobile service accepts many household chemical products on scheduled weekends at specific collection sites around Victoria.

With your safety in mind, Detox your Home drop-off events are now drive-through and contactless, supported by a COVIDsafe plan.

Visit the Detox your Home locations and registrations page to find out when the free Detox Your Home disposal service will visit your area and what chemicals you can bring along. More locations will be released throughout the year. 

How does the permanent facilities service work?

You can drop off paint, motor oil, all types of batteries, gas cylinders and fluorescent tubes all year round at one of the permanent facilities located at specific council premises. 

Visit the Permanent Facilities page on the Detox Your Home website to find the closest drop-off point to you.