Dispose of toxic household items (Detox Your Home)

Last updated: 8 June 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 - Geelong

Saturday 13 August 2022
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Corio Operations Centre
299 Anakie Road, Geelong, VIC 3221
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Detox Your Home - Wangaratta

Saturday 20 August 2022
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Rural City of Wangaratta Works Depot
51-69 Newman Street, Wangaratta, VIC 3677
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Detox Your Home - Moonee Valley

Saturday 10 September 2022
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Moonee Valley Transfer Station
188 Holmes Road, Aberfeldie, VIC 3040
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Detox Your Home - Bendigo

Wednesday 26 October 2022
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 - Wonthaggi

Sunday 30 October 2022
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wonthaggi Transfer Station
180 Cameron Street, Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
Register now