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Detox Your Home

Detox Your Home is a free service from Sustainability Victoria to safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals from your home, shed, or garage.

Detox Your Home holds free mobile collection events around Victoria.

Register for an event near you to drop off your unwanted household chemicals such as weed killer, cleaning products, cosmetics, fire extinguishers and more.

Upcoming event locations

These free events are held on weekends, and registration is required.

Find out more about Detox Your Home locations and registration or call 1300 363 744.

What items can I drop off?

Detox your home mobile collections will not accept every type of household chemical.

This year, Knox Council is trialing the additional collection of household and car batteries, styrofoam and vapes on the 19 May in Knoxfield.

  • Car batteries (not truck)

  • Household batteries (please place sticky tape on both ends)

  • Expanded Polystyrene (Clean, sticky tape free, expanded Styrofoam only – no peanuts, drink
    cups or food trays, polystyrene balls in clear bag/s)

  • Vapes

Before attending an event, check what you can and can't drop off.

Disposing of less toxic items

You can dispose of less toxic items at your nearest permanent disposal site.

Less toxic items include:

  • paint
  • batteries (sticky tape on both ends)
  • fluorescent lamps.

Other disposal sites

Permanent disposal sites near Knox include:

Monash Waste Transfer & Recycling Station

380 Ferntree Gully Rd, Notting Hill 3168.
Phone: 9518 3555.

Coldstream Recovery and Waste Transfer Station

200 Leonard Road, Lilydale 3140.
Phone: 9739 1227.

Hampton Park Resource Recovery Precinct - Suez

274 Hallam Road, Hampton Park 3976.
Phone: 9799 6277.

Fees may apply for some items at these sites.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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