Detox Your Home

The Detox Your Home program is delivered by Sustainability Victoria to recover and divert toxic chemicals from landfill. 

A Detox your Home event will be held in Myrtleford in May 2022.

  • Where: Myrtleford Transfer Station, Morrisons Lane, Myrtleford
  • Date: Saturday, 7 May
  • Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Registrations are essential

Register online at

This event includes a Paintback service to dispose of leftover household paint.

Learn more at

This is a COVIDSafe, contactless, drive-through event.

Mobile collections occur annually at various sites across Victoria.

Items accepted at Detox Your Home events


  • Acids and alkalis
  • Aerosol cans
  • Cleaners – ammonia based
  • Cooking oil
  • Detergents
  • Disinfectants
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Floor-care products and waxes
  • Glues – water-based and solvents
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Paint stripper, thinner and turps
  • Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics 
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Rat poison
  • Wood preservatives and finishes (oils and varnishes)

Garden and pool

  • Fertiliser
  • Herbicides and weed killers
  • Insect spray/pesticides
  • Lawn mower fuel
  • Pool chemicals
  • Garage
  • Anti-freeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Car body filler
  • Car wax
  • Coolant
  • Fuels – petrol, diesel, kerosene, other
  • Transmission fluid

Products you find around your home labelled with the following symbols will also be accepted:


  • Includes spirit of salt, bleach, vinegar and rust remover.
  • Includes gas canisters / aerosols. Empty cans can be placed in your household recycling bin.
  • Includes oven, drain, shower and glass cleaners.
  • Medicines can be disposed of safely at your local pharmacy via the Returned Unwanted Medicines project.
  • Includes liquid pool chlorine and pool salts.

How much you can drop off at a Detox Your Home event?

There is no limit on the volume of materials you drop-off, however the maximum acceptable weight or size of any single container is 20 kilograms or 20 litres.

Decanting is not permitted, so bring chemicals in disposable containers.

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