Detox Your Home

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Sustainability Victoria’s Detox your Home program is a free and convenient service for householders to safely dispose of everyday household chemicals such as weedkiller, cleaning chemicals, old cooking oil and cosmetics.

Details regarding the next Detox Your Home session occurring in the Gannawarra will be publicised on this web page.

Detox Your Home accepts

For safety reasons we cannot accept individual containers of more than 20 litres or 20 kilograms. Please bring items in original packaging or a disposable container that will not be returned to you.


  • Acids and alkalis, including spirit of salt, bleach, vinegar and rust remover, hydrochloric acid
  • Aerosol cans, (empty cans can be put in your recycling bin)
  • Cleaners (ammonia based), drain, shower and glass cleaners
  • Detergents
  • Disinfectants
  • Floor-care products and waxes
  • Oven cleaner


  • Hand sanitiser
  • Make up
  • Nail polish and remover

Fire and safety

  • Fire extinguishers

Garden and pool

  • Fertiliser
  • Fuel (old lawn mower/power tools fuel)
  • Herbicides
  • Weed killers/Herbicides
  • Insect spray and pesticides
  • Pool chemicals, including liquid pool chlorine and pool salts


  • Anti-freeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Car body filler
  • Car care products and wax
  • Coolant
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fuels, including petrol, diesel and kerosene
  • Glues, including water-based and solvents
  • Machine oil and lubricant
  • Rat poison
  • Transmission fluid
  • Turps, thinners and paint strippers
  • Wood preservatives and finishes

Hobby materials

  • Glues, including water-based and solvents
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Wood preservatives and finishes

Kitchen and camping

  • Butane Gas canisters
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Used cooking oil
  • See Cleaning products above
  • Insect sprays

Any other items found at home with these symbols will also be accepted



Detox Your Home does not accept

If you have chemicals or toxic items and you are unsure if they are acceptable items for a Detox your Home event please email and provide the name of the item and a clear description of the item and we will get back to you with a response.