Detox your home


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

You can now drop off household paint, batteries, fluorescent tubes and light globes (compact fluorescent lamps) at Baysides new permanent facility located at the waste transfer station.

Next Mobile Collection: To be confirmed

You can dispose of household chemicals at the next annual Detox your Home mobile collection to be held in our neighbouring City of Kingston. To get the drop off location, register your attendance by visiting the Sustainability Victoria website.

Household Chemical Collection Services

Permanent Household Chemical Collection

Low toxicity chemicals including household paint, batteries, fluorescent tubes and light globes (compact fluorescent lamps) contain heavy metals such as zinc and mercury and should not go into your bin with your regular waste.

Instead, collect these unwanted or out-of-date items and drop them off during normal opening hours at the Talinga Road Waste Transfer Station, which is a permanent household chemical collection site.

Your items will be safely collected and will be diverted from landfill recovering valuable resources for reuse.



Mobile Household Chemical Collection

Not all toxic items can go to the permanent collection site at Talinga Road! Highly toxic chemicals such as kitchen and bathroom cleaners, poisons, weed killer and pesticides, fuels, paint thinner, paint stripper and turps can be dropped off at any Victorian mobile collection services held in many locations throughout the year. All containers must be less than 20 litres and decanting is not permitted.

Make sure you check what items can go to a permanent location, and what items can be taken to a mobile location, before you bring them down. Visit Sustainability Victoria’s ‘Detox your Home’ website for a full list of accepted chemicals and products, and for locations of permanent and mobile collection services near you. You can also contact Sustainability Victoria on 1300 363 744.


 Bayside Waste Guide (PDF, 6.84MB)




Page last updated: 30 Jun 2016