Household chemicals

Leftover and unwanted chemicals and products containing hazardous materials need to be disposed of carefully.

Sustainability Victoria provides two free services to collect and dispose of hazardous household chemicals and materials: Detox Your Home collection points and Detox your Home permanent sites.

These services are free to residents from all municipalities however waste from businesses is not accepted.

Detox Your Home collection points

Detox Your Home collection points are sites around Victoria where drop off days occur for a wide range of hazardous household chemicals and materials inluding solvents, poisons, cleaning products and fertilisers to name but a few.

A full list of items accepted and not accepted are listed on Sustainability Victoria's Detox your Home web page. 

Items that can be disposed of at a permanent site are not be accepted at a collection point.

Upcoming Detox Your Home collection events near Moreland

You must register to attend. The full address of the collection event is provided after you register.

Detox Your Home permanent sites

A limited range of items can be taken to a Detox Your Home permanent site.

Detox You Home permanent sites accept:

  • paint
  • household batteries, and
  • fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

Gas bottles are no longer accepted.

The nearest Detox Your Home permanent sites are located at: