Chemical Disposal

Unwanted chemicals may harm the environment when you pour them down the sink or put them in the rubbish bin. Council allows you to dispose of these chemicals safely.

You can dispose any of the chemicals listed below at the Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre on Wanganui Road, Shepparton.

Chemicals accepted include:

  • Acids and alkalis
  • Aerosol cans 
  • Anti-freeze 
  • Brake fluid
  • Car body filler
  • Car wax
  • Cleaners - ammonia based
  • Coolant
  • Detergents, disinfectants and drain cleaners
  • Fertiliser 
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Floor-care products and waxes
  • Fuels - petrol, diesel, kerosene, other
  • Glues - water-based and solvents
  • Herbicides and weed killers
  • Insect spray/pesticides 
  • Nail polish and remover 
  • Oven cleaner
  • Paint stripper, thinners and turpentine 
  • Pool chemicals 
  • Rat poison 
  • Solvents 
  • Transmission fluid 
  • Wood preservatives and finishes (oils and varnish)

In partnership with Sustainability Victoria, we provide a free service that enables you to dispose of potentially dangerous household chemicals and other products safely and easily without harming human health or the environment. The products are then recycled for recovery and diversion from landfill.

The service is delivered via two collection systems:

  • The Detox Your Home mobile collection service to safely dispose of household chemicals held at 31 locations across Victoria each year.
  • A network of Victorian drop-off facilities you can access all year round to dispose of paint, household batteries, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps.

Farm Chemicals

ChemClear schedules regular collections throughout Victoria. Please contact ChemClear on 1800 008 182 to organise a collection of your unwanted agricultural chemicals.

Large amounts of oil (over 20L)

The Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre on Wanganui Road has the facility to accept up to a 200 litre drum of oil. This service is free of charge.

Detox Your Home - Household Chemical Collection

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 household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.

The collected items are recycled for recovery and diverted from landfill.

There are 31 Detox your Home mobile collections held across Victoria each year to ensure reasonable access for all Victorian householders. The program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and is funded by the Victorian landfill levy.

Visit the Detox your Home website 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.

  • Saturday 12 November, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm at the Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre, Wanganui Road, Shepparton.

For more information please call the Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre on 03 5832 9348.

Permanent Victorian drop-off sites for paint and other products

Paint, household batteries, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps – which are less toxic than household chemicals ­(but also a more common waste item) – can be disposed of throughout the year at a permanent Victorian drop-off site.

Detox your Home, on the other hand, is a free service designed specifically to collect unwanted household chemicals.

There is a nearby Victorian drop-off site at the Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre, Wanganui Road, Shepparton

For more information and a full list of permanent Victorian drop-off sites visit Sustainability Victoria's website or contact Council on 03 5832 9700.

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