Chemical goods disposal
You can dispose of chemicals safely by dropping them off at Detox Your Home collection points organised by Sustainability Victoria.
Victorians can take their household chemical products to a convenient Detox Your Home drop-off point at either a permanent site or at a mobile collection point. All Victorian householders can use any of the drop-off points for free.
Please never pour left-over chemicals down the sink, into stormwater drains or onto the ground as they can damage infrastructure and have a devastating effect on the environment.
Permanent collection facilities
Paint, household batteries and fluorescent lighting can be dropped off year round at one of the permanent sites located across Victoria. There is a list of the permanent Detox Your Home sites on the Sustainability Victoria website. Please contact the site directly for disposal of products other than paint, household batteries and flourescent lights.
Sustainability Victoria's Detox Your Home mobile service accepts a wide range of household chemical products. Mobile collections are scheduled at council owned locations around Victoria, usually on a Saturday.
While it is free to drop off materials at the mobile collections, people are required to register in advance. You can register on the Sustainability Victoria website. People who are unable to register on-line can contact Sustainability Victoria on 1300 363 744. Once you have registered, you will be provided with the specific drop-off address.
To find a list of safe disposal options for most common household and everyday chemical items, please go to the State Government's Waste Services for Households.
Tip: Unwanted or old medicines can be dropped off at your local pharmacy.
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