Household chemicals

Household chemicals can be dangerous — they can harm your family and pets, add fuel to a house fire, or release toxic fumes.

How is COVID-19 impacting our waste services?

Please note that due to Stage 4 restrictions in Victoria all Waste Transfer Stations are currently closed to the public.

Don’t pour unwanted household chemicals down the drain or put them in your rubbish or recycling bins. You can dispose of them at our permanent drop-off sites or at a Detox Your Home mobile collection.

Permanent drop-off sites

Here’s a list of permanent drop-off sites, which include specialised facilities and local businesses. These sites only accept domestic quantities, and none of them accept asbestos. For operating hours and contact details, visit Waste transfer stations and drop-off points.


Boroondara Transfer Station

Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Centre

Other free drop-off sites

Unused medicine




Ink cartridges



Australia Post,

Household batteries



Some Aldi and
Officeworks locations

Car oil


Free up to 30 litres






Fluorescent tubes




Car batteries





Detox your Home

Detox your Home conducts more than 30 mobile collections across Victoria each year. The program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and receives its funding from the Victorian landfill levy.

Visit the Detox your Home website for a list of upcoming mobile collections and accepted products.

None of the above sites accept asbestos. For further information on how to safely dispose of asbestos, visit our asbestos page.


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