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Detox your Home

Household Chemical Collection Program

Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted, highly toxic 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, highly toxic household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. The collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

There are up to 31 Detox your Home events 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.

Visit the Detox your Home website for a complete list of upcoming events and accepted products.

Detox your Home. Do the right thing for your loved ones and your environment. It’s easy and it’s free.

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Upcoming Detox your Home mobile collections

Reduce the risk of poisoning, environmental pollution and bushfire hazards and improve recycling rates by dropping off unwanted chemicals at the Victorian Government’s FREE chemical collection program.

More information is available online or by calling 1300 363 744.

Permanent drop-off sites for paint and other products

Household paint, batteries, and fluorescent lights – which are less toxic than household chemicals ­ (but also a more common waste item) – can be disposed of throughout the year at a permanent drop-off site.

Detox your Home, on the other hand, is a free service designed specifically to collect unwanted, highly toxic household chemicals.

There are nearby permanent drop-off sites at:

Hampton Park Resource Recovery Precinct
274 Hallam Road, Hampton Park (Melway 129 E 2)
Ph: 03 9799 6277

Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station
380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill
(Melway 70 H8)
Ph: (03) 9518 3767

For more information and a full list of permanent drop-off sites visit Sustainability Victoria's website or contact the City of Greater Dandenong on 8571 1000.

Sustainablity Victoria, Victoria State Government