With your safety in mind, Detox Your Home events are now drive-through and contactless, supported by a COVIDsafe plan.
If you have previously been to a Detox Your Home event, we have made some changes. Find out more.
Find your nearest Detox your Home event and register to attend on the day. Read more
Find your nearest site for free disposal of household paint, batteries and fluorescent lights. Read more
Check to see which items you can safely dispose of at a Detox your home event. Read more
There are a number of safety precautions to observe when handling and transporting chemicals. Read more
Answers to questions we're often asked about the Detox your home program. Read more
Household chemicals can be dangerous – they can harm your family and your pets, add extra fuel to a house fire, release toxic fumes and pollute the environment for future generations.
The Detox Your home program – delivered by Sustainability Victoria in collaboration with local councils – recovers and diverts these toxic chemicals from landfill.
Safely dispose of your toxic household wastes to:
Detox Your home is a service for households only.
Chemicals used for farm, commercial or industrial processes will not be accepted. Businesses should use a commercial waste disposal company.
There is no limit on the volume of materials you drop-off, however the maximum acceptable weight or size of any single container is 20 kilograms or 20 litres.
Decanting is not permitted so bring chemicals in disposal containers.
Planet Ark's Recycling Near You site offers information about the recycling and waste services offered by your council as well as local drop-off options for items including computers, batteries, printer cartridges and mobile phones.