Chemical waste

Household chemicals can be dangerous - they can harm your family and your pets, add extra fuel to a household fire, release toxic fumes and pollute the environment for future generations.

Detox your home - household chemical collection

Dextox 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.

Permanent Victorian drop-off sites for paint and other products

The Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre is a permanent Detox Your Home Centre  where the following items can be dropped off during opening hours.

  • Paint
  • Household batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps

Toxic household chemicals can only be dropped off during the annual mobile collection service.

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