Recycle household chemicals

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

Detox your Home events are delivered by Sustainability Victoria and Hobsons Bay City Council.  With your safety in mind, these events are now drive-through (no walk-ins) and contactless, supported by a COVID-safe plan. Registration is essential for Detox your Home events. 


The next Detox your Home event is:

Saturday 14 November, from 9am to 2pm at Hobsons Bay City Council's Operations Centre, Sugargum Drive, Altona.

Register here.


Stay up to date with information regarding future Detox your Home events here


Between Detox events, here’s how to temporarily store unwanted household chemicals until you can safely dispose of them.  


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: Monday to Saturday 9am to 1pm

  • Melton Recycling Facility

     33-41 Ferris Road

     Melton Vic  3337

     Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8am to 4.30pm

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