Items accepted at Detox Your Home events

Last updated: 1 July 2022

Highly toxic household items are only accepted at Detox Your Home events.

Detox Your Home events are held at locations around Victoria throughout the year. Registration is required.

Accepted items

Corrosive, oxidizing agent, toxic, flammable liquid and flammable solid

Items you can find around your home labelled with:

  • Corrosive 8
  • Oxidizing agent 5.1
  • Toxic 6.1
  • Flammable liquid 3
  • Flammable solid 4.1


  • Acids and alkalis, including spirit of salt, bleach, vinegar and rust remover, hydrochloric acid
  • Aerosol cans, including gas canisters and aerosols (empty cans can be put in your recycling bin)
  • Cleaners (ammonia based), including oven, drain, shower and glass cleaners
  • Detergents
  • Disinfectants
  • Floor-care products and waxes


  • Make up
  • Nail polish and remover

Fire and safety

  • Fire extinguishers

Garden and pool

  • Fertiliser
  • Fuel
  • Herbicides
  • Insect spray and pesticides
  • Pool chemicals, including liquid pool chlorine and pool salts
  • Weed killers


  • Anti-freeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Car body filler
  • Car wax
  • Coolant
  • Fuels, including petrol, diesel and kerosene
  • Rat poison
  • Transmission fluid
  • Turps, thinners and paint strippers

Hobby materials

  • Photographic chemicals
  • Glues, including water-based and solvents


Items not accepted

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