Skip to main content
Detox Your Home as part of your spring clean

Detox Your Home as part of your spring clean

Tuesday 20 September 2022

Bass Coast Shire Council’s 2022 Detox Your Home event will be happening on Sunday, 30 October at the Wonthaggi Transfer Station.

Detox your Home is a free and convenient service for householders to safely dispose of unwanted toxic chemicals. Detox your Home events are designed to accept a specific range of highly toxic household chemicals that aren’t normally accepted at most transfer stations, because they pose a high risk when combined or stored in large volumes.

Toxic household chemicals, such as cleaning products, pool chemicals, pesticides and herbicides can be disposed of during the event.

All Detox Your Home events across Victoria are now drive-through and registration is essential. To check the full list of what is accepted and to register for the Wonthaggi event, head to

Safe storage and disposal of household chemicals is essential to avoid harm to you, your family, pets and the environment. It’s dangerous to throw chemical products out with your regular rubbish collection as they could explode, ignite, leak or mix with other chemicals. Pouring household chemicals down the drain can pollute our waterways, harm animals and vegetation, contaminate our water supply and make rivers and beaches unsafe for swimming.

Detox Your Home events, delivered by Sustainability Victoria, are staffed by experts who understand how to safely manage toxic household chemicals. Chemicals are safely stored during the event and then transported to a licensed facility for processing.

For more information contact Council’s Waste Services Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or email