Recycle household chemicals

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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.

Upcoming Detox your Home events

Hobsons Bay residents can dispose of their household chemicals free of charge at any of the Detox Your Home events listed below.

Registration is required prior to the event online or by calling 1300 363 744. Sustainability Victoria coordinates the event in partnership with local governments. For more information including a list of accepted products visit Sustainability Victoria website.

Hoppers Crossing – Saturday, 16 November 2019 from 9am to 1pm

Melton – Saturday, 7 December 2019 from 9am to 12pm

Keilor Park – Saturday, 15 February 2020 from 9am to 3pm

Altona – Saturday, 23 May 2020 from 9am to 1pm


Permanent Victorian drop-off sites for paint and other products

Household paint, batteries, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps, which are common waste items but less toxic than other household chemicals or products, can be disposed of throughout the year at a permanent Victorian drop-off site.

It is free for householders to use the permanent drop-off site.

There are nearby drop-off sites at:

  • Resource Recovery Centre

      Brimbank City Council Stadium Drive

      Keilor Park Vic 3024     

     Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 1pm.

  • Melton Recycling Facility

     33-41 Ferris Road

     Melton Vic  3337

     Opening hours: Mon-Sun 8am to 4.30pm.

For more information and a full list of permanent Victorian drop-off sites visit Sustainability Victoria's website.