Chemical goods disposal

You can get rid of chemicals safely by dropping them off at 'Detox Your Home' collection points organised by Sustainability Victoria for free.

You must never pour left-over chemicals down the sink, into storm water drains or onto the ground. These chemicals damage infrastructure and can have a devastating effect on the environment.

Chemical 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.

Mobile collections

Sustainability Victoria's Detox Your Home mobile service accepts a wide range of household chemical products. Mobile collections are scheduled at councils around Victoria, usually on a Saturday.

It is free to drop off materials at the mobile collections. You must register in advance to do this.

You can register on the Sustainability Victoria website. if you are unable to register on-line you can contact Sustainability Victoria on 1300 363 744. Once you have registered, you will be provided with the specific drop-off address.

Other safe disposal options

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.

What do I do with unwanted or old medicines?

You can take unwanted or old medicines and drop them off at your local pharmacy.

For more information call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email