Detox your Home is a free and convenient service for householders to safely dispose of unwanted toxic chemicals. You can find out more about this program on the Sustainability Victoria website.
The program includes Detox Your Home collection events and Detox your Home permanent drop-off sites. Detox your Home events are delivered by Sustainability Victoria and Councils.
Free events are held across Victoria to provide you with a local and accessible option to safely dispose of unwanted toxic household chemicals.
These services are free to residents from all municipalities. However, waste from businesses is not accepted by these services.
Detox Your Home collection events
Detox Your Home collection events occur at sites around Victoria. A wide range of hazardous household chemicals and materials are accepted including solvents, poisons, cleaning products, and fertilisers to name but a few.
The full list of items accepted and not accepted can be found on the Sustainability Victoria website.
You must register to attend a Detox Your Home event.
Upcoming collection events
Detox Your Home - Coburg
Sunday 23 July 2023 from 9am to 2pm
Coburg Civic Centre carpark, enter from Urquhart St.
You must register to attend this event via the Sustainability Victoria website.
Collection events during COVID-19
With your safety in mind, Detox your Home events are now drive-through only (no walk-ins) and contactless, supported by a COVID-safe plan.
Detox your Home events are staffed by expert chemists who understand how to safely manage toxic household chemicals. Chemicals are safely stored during the event then transported to a licensed processing facility at the end of each event.
How to store chemicals at home
You can learn how to store unwanted household chemicals on the Sustainability Victoria website. This will help until you can safely dispose of them. Correct storage will help to keep your family, pets, and the environment safe.