Detox your Home – Household Chemical Collection Program

Detox your Home mobile collections

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 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 30 Detox your Home mobile collections held across Victoria each year to enable all Victorian householders to access this free service. The program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in collaboration with local councils and funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

Visit the 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

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 service.

There are nearby Detox your Home mobile collections held each year in:

Ararat Transfer Station

Surface Hill Road

Ararat Rural City Council

Saturday 7 May 2016


Permanent drop-off sites for paint and other products

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

Ararat Rural City Council now has a permanent drop-off site at:

Ararat Transfer Station

Surface Hill Road


For more information and a full list of permanent drop-off sites visit Sustainability Victoria's website or contact the Ararat Rural City Council.