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Detox Your Home

Detox Your Home

Annual Household Chemical Collection – Registration is Essential

Warrnambool City Council residents are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to rid their homes of unwanted household chemicals for free.

Funded through the Sustainability Fund and organised by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with Warrnambool City Council, the Detox Your Home program helps residents dispose of their old and unwanted chemicals in an environmentally responsible way.

Warrnambool’s next Household Chemical Collection will be held on :

When: Saturday October 31, 2020
Time: 9am-12pm
Where: South-West Victorian Livestock Exchange, Caramut Road, Warrnambool.

This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, registration is essential

Register now

List of accepted items

Paint, all batteries, fluorescent tubes and CFLs are no longer accepted at the mobile event as they are accepted year round at the permanent facility at Cleanaway (Statewide Recycling), 355 Koroit St.


Permanent Drop-off Site

Warrnambool residents can safely dispose of paint, all types of household batteries and compact fluorescent lamps at  Statewide Recycling Services facility at 355 Koroit Street.

The service is free and one of a network of permanent drop-off sites, which the Victorian Government has expanded from 12 sites to 30 sites across the state to improve access for all Victorian householders.

The permanent drop-off site in Koroit Street complements the Detox your Home household chemical collection program, which conducts up to 31 mobile collections across Victoria each year to dispose of highly toxic household chemicals. The Detox Your Home collection comes to Warrnambool in March every year.

The permanent drop-off sites enable Victorian householders to dispose of more commonly used, low toxicity products - paint, household batteries and CFLs - throughout the year; these products will no longer be accepted at the Detox your Home mobile collections.

Visit the Sustainability Victoria website for a list of operational permanent drop-off sites and upcoming Detox your Home mobile collections.

Permanent drop-off sites and Detox your Home mobile collections are free services for all Victorian householders, which are administered by Sustainability Victoria in collaboration with local councils and are funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

The products collected through both services are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

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