Dispose of toxic household items (Detox Your Home)

Last updated: 24 January 2022
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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 - Epping

Saturday 5 February 2022
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Whittelsea City Council Depot
68-96 Houston Street, Epping, VIC 3076
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Detox Your Home - Alexandra

Saturday 5 February 2022
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Alexandra Resource Recovery Centre
119 Mount Pleasant Road, Alexandra, VIC 3714
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Detox Your Home - Altona

Saturday 12 February 2022
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hobsons Bay City Council Operations Centre
Sugargum Drive, Altona, VIC 3018
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Detox Your Home - Melbourne

Saturday 19 February 2022
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Citywide Infrastructure
54 Green Street, North Melbourne, VIC 3051
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Detox Your Home - Doncaster East

Saturday 26 February 2022
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Manningham City Council Depot
620-628 Blackburn Rd, Doncaster East, VIC 3109
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Detox Your Home - Warrnambool

Saturday 5 March 2022
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Warrnambool Livestock Exchange
81 - 91 Caramut Road, Warrnambool, VIC 3280
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Detox Your Home - Swan Hill

Saturday 5 March 2022
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Swan Hill Landfill Transfer Station
6859 Sea Lake-Swan Hill Road, Swan Hill, VIC 3585
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Detox Your Home - Clifton Hill

Saturday 12 March 2022
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Clifton Hill Depot
168 Roseneath street, Clifton Hill, VIC 3068
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Detox Your Home - Horsham

Saturday 19 March 2022
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Horsham Rural City Transfer Station
93 Kenny Road, Haven, VIC 3401
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Detox Your Home - Ararat

Saturday 19 March 2022
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Ararat Transfer Station
Surface Hill Road, Ararat, VIC 3377
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Detox Your Home - Croydon

Saturday 26 March 2022
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 - Hamilton

Saturday 2 April 2022
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Council Works Depot
11 Monivale street, Hamilton, VIC 3300
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Detox Your Home - Lilydale

Saturday 2 April 2022
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Yarra Ranges Council Lilydale Operations Centre
103-105 Nelson Road, Lilydale, VIC 3140
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Detox Your Home - Pakenham

Saturday 9 April 2022
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cardinia Shire Council depot
18 Purton Road, Pakenham, VIC 3810
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Detox Your Home - Notting Hill

Saturday 30 April 2022
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Centre
380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, VIC 3168
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Detox Your Home - Beechworth

Saturday 7 May 2022
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Beechworth Transfer Station
1620 Diffey Road, Beechworth, VIC 3747
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Detox Your Home - Myrtleford

Saturday 7 May 2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Myrtleford Transfer Station and Recycling Centre
Morrisons Lane, Myrtleford, VIC 3741
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Detox Your Home - Knox

Sunday 15 May 2022
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Knox Operations Centre
14 Henderson Road, Knoxfield, VIC 3180
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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
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Ballan Transfer Station And Landfill
118 Monteville Lane, Ballan, VIC 3342
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Detox Your Home - Cranbourne

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