Dispose of toxic household items (Detox Your Home)

Last updated: 10 September 2021
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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.

Check the full list of items that are accepted.

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

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 - Clifton Hill

Sunday 3 October 2021
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Clifton Hill Depot
168 Roseneath Street, Clifton Hill, VIC 3068
Register now

Detox Your Home - Wangaratta

Saturday 9 October 2021
8:00 am to 11:00 am
Rural City of Wangaratta Works Depot
51-69 Newman Street, Wangaratta, VIC 3677
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Detox Your Home - Benalla

Saturday 9 October 2021
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Benalla Landfill Resource Recovery Centre
96 Old Farnley Road, Benalla, VIC 3672
Register now

Detox Your Home - Melbourne

Saturday 16 October 2021
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Citywide Infrastructure
54 Green Street, North Melbourne, VIC 3051
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Detox Your Home - Epping

Sunday 17 October 2021
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Whittlesea City Council Depot
68-96 Houston Street, Epping, VIC 3076
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Detox Your Home - Altona

Saturday 23 October 2021
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hobson's Bay City Council Operations Centre
Sugar Gum Drive, Altona, VIC 3018
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Detox Your Home - Croydon

Sunday 24 October 2021
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Maroondah City Council Operations Centre
28 Lincoln Road, Croydon, VIC 3136
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Detox Your Home - Bendigo

Wednesday 27 October 2021
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bendigo Livestock Exchange (Saleyards)
Lot 2 Wallenjoe Road, Huntly, VIC 3551
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Detox Your Home - Colac

Saturday 30 October 2021
8:00 am to 11:00 am
Colac Regional Saleyards
55 Colac-Ballarat Road, Colac East, VIC 3250
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Detox Your Home - Surf Coast

Saturday 30 October 2021
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Torquay Works Depot
130 Messmate Road, Torquay, VIC 3228
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Detox Your Home - Koonwarra

Sunday 31 October 2021
8:00 am to 11:00 am
Koonwarra Transfer Station
275 Koonwarra-Inverloch Road, Koonwarra, VIC 3954
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Detox Your Home - Wonthaggi

Sunday 31 October 2021
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wonthaggi Transfer Station
180 Cameron Street, Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
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Detox Your Home - Dandenong

Saturday 6 November 2021
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Gloria Pyke Netball Complex
Greaves Reserve, Bennet Street (Entrance off Bennett St opposite Attenborough Street), Dandenong, VIC 3175
Register now

Detox Your Home - Bairnsdale

Saturday 6 November 2021
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
East Gippsland Livestock Exchange
11 Saleyard Road, Bairnsdale, VIC 3875
Register now

Detox Your Home - Hoppers Crossing

Saturday 13 November 2021
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wyndham City Council Depot
241-253 Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029
Register now

Detox Your Home - Mildura

Sunday 14 November 2021
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Mildura Resource Recovery Centre
Ontario Avenue, Mildura, VIC 3500
Register now

Detox Your Home - Reservoir

Saturday 20 November 2021
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Darebin Council Works Depot
Carawa Drive, Reservoir, VIC 3073
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Detox Your Home - Mornington

Saturday 27 November 2021
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mornington Waste Disposal Centre
134 Watt Road, Mornington, VIC 3931
Register now

Detox Your Home - Shepparton

Saturday 27 November 2021
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Shepparton Transfer Station
Wanganui Road, Shepparton, VIC 3630
Register now

Detox Your Home - Moonee Valley

Saturday 4 December 2021
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Moonee Valley Transfer Station
188 Holmes Road, Aberfeldie, VIC 3040
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Detox Your Home - Camberwell

Saturday 11 December 2021
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre
648 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124
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Detox Your Home - Sale

Sunday 23 January 2022
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Gippsland Regional Livestock Exchange
2-30 Saleyards Road, Sale, VIC 3850
Register now

Items accepted

Items that can be dropped off include:

  • cleaning products
  • cooking oil
  • cosmetics
  • fuels and other flammables
  • weed killers.

View the full list of accepted items.