Dispose of toxic household items (Detox Your Home)

Last updated: 21 April 2022

Highly toxic items, such as chemicals, should never be put in your rubbish bins or poured down the drain. You can drop off household chemicals at our free Detox Your Home events, held around Victoria.

Disposing of toxic items correctly will:

  • reduce the risk to the environment and human health
  • help keep our waterways clean
  • prevent chemicals from ending up in landfill
  • reuse precious resources.

Items accepted

Items that can be dropped off include:

  • weed killers
  • cleaning products
  • cosmetics
  • cooking oil
  • fire extinguishers.

Check the full list of items that are accepted.

Detox Your Home events are for households. Businesses should use a commercial waste disposal company.

Paint drop-off

Paint is not accepted at Detox Your Home events. You can take unwanted household paint to a permanent drop-off site. To find your nearest location, visit the Paintback website.

Locations and registration

Detox Your Home events are held at locations around Victoria.

View upcoming events on a map.

The event dates and locations are released throughout the year.

To learn when event locations are announced, sign up to our newsletter or revisit this page.

Upcoming event locations

You’re welcome to register to attend events outside of your local area. There is no limit on the number of events you can attend.

Detox Your Home - Plenty

Saturday 28 May 2022
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Nillumbik Recycling Centre
290 Yan Yean Road, Plenty, VIC 3090
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Detox Your Home - Keilor Park

Saturday 28 May 2022
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Brimbank Resource Recovery Centre
Stadium Drive, Keilor Park, VIC 3042
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Detox Your Home - Skye

Saturday 4 June 2022
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Frankston Regional Recycling and Recovery Centre
20 Harold Road, Skye, VIC 3977
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Detox Your Home - Daylesford

Saturday 18 June 2022
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Daylesford Transfer Station And Landfill
16 Ajax Road, Daylesford, VIC 3460
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Detox Your Home - Ballan

Saturday 18 June 2022
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ballan Transfer Station And Landfill
118 Monteville Lane, Ballan, VIC 3342
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Detox Your Home and Paintback - Cranbourne

Saturday 25 June 2022
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Chisholm Cranbourne TAFE
2 New Holland Drive, Cranbourne, VIC 3977
Register now