Detox Your Home - Household Chemical Collection Program

Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted, highly toxic household chemicals? Household chemicals can be dangerous – they can harm your family and your pets, add extra fuel to a house fire, release toxic fumes and pollute the environment for future generations.

Detox your Home is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted, highly toxic household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.

The collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

There are up to 33 Detox your Home mobile collections held across Victoria each year to ensure reasonable access for all Victorian householders. The program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

Visit the Detox your Home website for a complete list of upcoming events and accepted products.

Detox your Home. Do the right thing for your loved ones and your environment. It’s easy and it’s free.

Upcoming Detox your Home mobile collections

Reduce the risk of poisoning, environmental pollution and bushfire hazards and improve recycling rates by dropping off unwanted chemicals at the Victorian Government's free chemical collection program.

This free mobile Household Chemical Collection Program is held in the Rural City of Wangaratta each year:


Saturday 31 August, 2019

9:00am to 12:00pm


Rural City of Wangaratta Works Depot, 51–69 Newman Street, Wangaratta.


Just show up on the day and the highly trained Detox your Home team will do the rest.

For more information

Please visit the Detox Your Home website for a full list of accepted items.

More information is available on the Sustainability Victoria website and by calling 1300 363 744 or contact the Rural City of Wangaratta on (03) 5722 0888.


There is also a collection in Bright on the same day at the Alpine Shire - Bright Depot, 29 Churchill Avenue, Bright between 9am and 12pm. Click on the links above to have a look at the Sustainability Victoria website for full details.


Permanent drop-off sites for paint and other products

Household paint, batteries, and fluorescent lights – which are less toxic than household chemicals ­ (but also a more common waste item) – can be disposed of throughout the year at a permanent drop-off site.

Detox your Home, on the other hand, is a free service designed specifically to collect unwanted, highly toxic household chemicals. 

There is a nearby permanent drop-off site/s at:

The Wangaratta Transfer Station, 46-56 Sandford Road, Wangaratta.

For more information and a full list of permanent drop-off sites visit Sustainability Victoria's website or contact the The Rural City of Wangaratta on (03) 5722 0888.