Chemical goods disposal

Your household chemicals - such as fertiliser, herbicides, paints, solvents, pesticides and other toxic products - shouldn’t be put in your household bins or poured down the drain.

Where to take chemical items

Detox Your Home program

You can dispose of household chemicals safely at 'Detox Your Home' collection points organised by Sustainability Victoria for free.

Permanent locations

Paint, household batteries and fluorescent lighting can be dropped off year-round at one of the permanent Detox Your Home locations across Victoria. There is a list of locations on the Sustainability Victoria website. Registration is required.

Mobile service | Free drop-off events

Sustainability Victoria's Detox Your Home mobile service accepts a wide range of household chemical products (available only to households not businesses).

Free drop-off events are scheduled at councils around Victoria, usually on a Saturday.

You can sign up to Detox your Home updates to stay informed of upcoming drop off events.

What items are accepted at these collections?

Find a list of accepted items including the most common household and everyday chemical items.

What do I do with expired or unwanted medicines?

You can empty and drop-off any expired or unwanted medicines at your local pharmacy.

For more information call Yarra City Council on 03 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au