Detox your Home event coming to Lilydale

Published on 07 March 2024

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Community members will once again have the opportunity to clean out unwanted household chemicals from their sheds, cupboards and kitchen sinks by safely disposing of them at the upcoming Detox Your Home event in Lilydale.

Taking place on Saturday 6 April, Residents are required to register to drop off their chemicals at the Yarra Ranges Council Depot, located at 103-105 Nelson Road, Lilydale.

Running for more than 27 years, Sustainability Victoria’s Detox your Home events are a free and convenient service for residents to safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals.

Common products such as weedkiller, pesticides, cleaning chemicals, cosmetics, and cooking oil are all materials harmful to the environment and should not be placed in kerbside bins or poured down sinks.

Each Detox your Home event collects around four tonnes of hazardous chemicals, keeping them out of landfill and waterways and making homes safer.

Common chemicals collected at Detox your Home events include:

  • Fuels and flammable liquids – turpentine, methylated spirits, petrol, kerosene, diesel, paint thinners
  • Garden – herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, pool chemicals, poisons
  • Household – cleaners, bleach, ammonia, oven cleaner, solvents, cooking oil, cosmetics, fire extinguishers
  • Car – wax, transmission fluid, body filler, brake fluid.

Detox your Home events are staffed by expert chemists who identify and sort the chemicals for safe transport back to a licenced facility in Melbourne where they are processed for reuse or safe disposal. Chemicals collected are processed and recovered or recycled wherever possible.

With community safety in mind, Detox your Home events are now drive-through and contactless, supported by a COVIDSafe plan. Registrations are essential.

For more information on Detox Your Home, visit   

Event details

Saturday 6 April 2024


Yarra Ranges Council Depot, 103-105 Nelson Road, Lilydale.

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