Whitehorse City Council

Household Chemical Collection

Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted 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 household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.  

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

There are 31 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 mobile collections 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

The next disposal days situated close to the Whitehorse area are:

  • Camberwell, Saturday 10 August 9am to 3pm
  • Reservoir, Saturday 19 October 9am to 3pm
  • Doncaster East Saturday 21 March 2020 8am to 4pm

You must register to use this service and receive the collection point address.

To view a list of accepted items and to register your attendance at this disposal day, visit www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/detoxyourhome or phone Sustainability Victoria on
1300 363 744. 

Permanent Victorian drop-off sites for paint and other products

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

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

There are nearby Victorian drop-off sites at: 

Banyule Waste Recovery Centre
307-325 Waterdale Road, Bellfield (corner Banksia Street) (Melway Ref 31 F4) 

Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station
380 Ferntree Gully Rd, Notting Hill (Melway Ref 70 H8) 

For more information and a full list of permanent Victorian drop-off sites visit Sustainability Victoria's website or contact the Whitehorse City Council on 9262 6333.