Local councils across Victoria provide a range of household waste collection services including recycling, garbage, green waste and hard wastes. Contact your local council for local service details.
Detox your Home
Household chemicals and paints cannot be placed in your kerbside recycling bin. Detox your Home is a free service provided by Sustainability Victoria for householders to dispose of potentially dangerous household chemicals and a number of targeted products safely and easily without harming human health or the environment. The service is delivered via two collection systems:
- An annual mobile collection service for safe disposal of household chemicals at 31 locations across Victoria
- A network of permanent drop-off facilities accessible all year round for Victorian residents to dispose of paint, household batteries and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and in some instances, propane gas bottles.
All Victorian householders can use both services at any location for free.