Household chemicals

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

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     Chemist
Ink cartridges   Free Australia Post and Officeworks
Household batteries   Free Some Aldi and Officeworks locations
Car oil   Free up to 30 litres  
Paint Free Free  
Fluorescent tubes Free Free  
Car batteries Charge Free  

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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