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 sustainability.vic.gov.au/detoxyourhome 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:
Saturday, 10 September 2016
10:00am to 1:00pm
Portland Council Works Depot
9-11 Fitzgerald Place, Portland
You can register for any of the above collections by visiting sustainability.vic.gov.au/detoxyourhome or by calling 1300 363 744. Registration is required to manage the traffic flow and avoid queues on the day, which means you can get in and out quickly.
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.
Detox your Home mobile collections, on the other hand, are free services designed specifically to collect unwanted highly toxic household chemicals only.
There is a nearby drop-off site at:
Portland Transfer Station
Derril Road, Off Cape Nelson Road.
For more information and a full list of permanent drop-off sites visit Sustainability Victoria's website or contact the Glenelg Shire Council.