Detox Your Home – household chemical collection

Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals? 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.

Detox your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. The collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

There are 31 Detox your Home mobile collections held across Victoria each year to ensure reasonable access for all Victorian householders. The program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

Visit the Detox Your Home website for a complete list of upcoming mobile collections and accepted products.

Detox your Home. Do the right thing for your loved ones and your environment. It’s easy and it’s free.

Upcoming Detox Your Home mobile collections

Reduce the risk of poisoning, environmental pollution and bushfire hazards and improve recycling rates by dropping off unwanted chemicals at the Victorian Government’s FREE chemical collection service.

A free Detox Your Home mobile collection will be held in Geelong on Saturday 8 February 2020 from 8.00am to 4.00pm. Residents will need to register to attend this event by clicking here.

Permanent Victorian drop-off sites for paint and other products

Detox your Home is a free service designed specifically to collect unwanted household chemicals. Less toxic items – paint, household batteries, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps – can be disposed of throughout the year at a permanent Victorian drop-off site. The collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

There is a nearby Victorian drop-off site at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre in North Geelong.

For more information and a full list of permanent Victorian drop-off sites visit Sustainability Victoria's website or contact Customer Service on 03 5258 1377.