Household Chemical Collection Program

Victorian households can safely dispose of household chemicals and household paint, batteries, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) for free. Collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

Paint, batteries and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) can be disposed of throughout the year at permanent drop-off sites around Victoria.

Find your nearest permanent drop-off site for FREE disposal of:

Paint tin - Detox your home 


Batteries - Detox your home


Compact fluorescent lamp - Detox your home

Fluorescent tubes & compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)

Household chemicals can be dropped off at mobile collections that happen according to a fixed schedule. Household chemicals cannot be taken to permanent drop-off sites as specialist skills and equipment are required to ensure safe handling and disposal.

Find your nearest Detox your Home mobile collection for FREE disposal of highly toxic household chemicals.

Highly toxic household chemicals

Highly toxic household chemicals

More information

For more information see the frequently asked questions or telephone 1300 363 744.

Businesses are not eligible to use the service and should instead try the business recycling website or a commercial waste disposal company.

For information on recycling fluorescent lights visit FluoroCycle.

Householders that are unable to access a Detox your Home collection to dispose of highly toxic chemicals may also consider using a commercial waste disposal company.