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Detox your home this autumn

Household chemicals and pesticides such as bleach, weed killers, cleaning products, and fire extinguishers cannot be put in rubbish bins or poured down the drain.  So, where do they go?

Join us at the 2024 Knox Detox Your Home event on Sunday 19th May and we will help you dispose of these items safely and easily without harming your health, pets, or the environment.

Hosted in conjunction with Sustainability Victoria, the event will take place at the Knox Operations Centre, 14 Henderson Road, Knoxfield, from 9 am to 4 pm.  Here, we will collect and help you get rid of tricky items including: 

  • Acids and alkalis Aerosol cans (empty cans go in household recycling)
  • Anti-freeze, brake fluid, car body filler, car wax cleaners – ammonia-based
  • Cooking oil
  • Coolant
  • Detergents, disinfectants and drain cleaners
  • Fertiliser
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Floor-care products and waxes
  • Fuels – petrol, diesel, kerosene, others
  • Glues – water-based and solvents
  • Herbicides and weed killers
  • Insect spray and pesticides
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Cosmetics
  • Oven cleaner
  • Thinners, turps, and paint stripper
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rat poison
  • Solvents
  • Transmission fluid
  • Wood preservatives and finishes (oils and varnish)

In addition to the above, this year we are trialing the collection of household and car batteries, expandable Styrofoam, and vapes so, bring these along too.

See our website for a full list of accepted items being collected.

Bookings for this event are essential.  Once you have reserved your spot, gather all your items, place them in your car boot, drive to the Operations Centre and, and drop them off. 


Please note:

For more information visit our website or contact our Waste Team on 9298 8000 or [email protected]. 

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