Environmental public health

Household chemical disposal


Detox your home – household chemical disposal program

Detox your home is a free service to safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals. The collected items are recovered and diverted from landfill.

There are up to 33 Detox your home events 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 events and accepted products.

Permanent drop-off sites for paint and other products

Household paint, batteries, and fluorescent lights can be disposed of throughout the year at a permanent drop-off site.

Many of the Permanent sites now offer a free to drop off household and trade paint service through Paintback. 

For more information and a full list of permanent drop-off sites visit Sustainability Victoria's website or contact your locall council.

Page last updated on 27 Jun 2019