Chemicals and hazardous waste are items such as:
- Paint / solvents
- Motor oil
- Fluorescent tubes and globes
- Cleaning products
Not sure if your item is chemical and hazardous waste?
Can you place chemical and hazardous waste into the bin?
The Victorian Government has set up Detox your home - a free service to help you safely dispose of your toxic, unwanted household chemical and hazardous waste.
How to dispose of chemical and hazardous waste?
The Victorian Government has set up Detox your home - a free service to help you safely dispose of your toxic, unwanted household chemical and hazardous waste. They offer two ways to dispose this type of waste:
Mobile drop off days
Accepts a wide range of household chemicals on scheduled weekends.
Register for the next event near you
Permanent drop off sites
Accepts a limited range of household chemicals and hazardous waste.
Find the nearest permanent drop off site.
Other hazardous materials
Some hazardous material like lead flashing can be disposed of at metal recyclers.
Asbestos can only be removed by a licensed asbestos remover.
Always take precautions when handling hazardous materials. Visit the EPA website for advice on how to get rid of construction and demolition waste.