Darebin Resource Recovery Centre accepts the following items free of charge:
- Fluro lighting tubes
- Paint (including spray paint)
- Car batteries
No other household chemicals will be accepted and residential quantities only. This is a free service for Victorian householders. Businesses are not eligible to use this service.
Medical waste should be disposed of in approved medical waste bins. Incorrectly disposing of medicine or chemicals can pollute our waterways and can be dangerous. Take unused medicines to your local pharmacy for safe disposal. For more information visit the Return Unwanted Medicines
Unused medicines can also be disposed of at local household chemical collection days. For more information visit Sustainability Victoria or call 1800 353 233.
Detox Your Home
Reduce the risk of poisoning, environmental pollution and fire hazards, and improve recycling rates by dropping off unwanted chemicals at the Victorian Government's FREE, one day, chemical drop-off service.
There are nearby Detox Your Home chemical drop-off services each year in:
- Epping in November
- Reservoir in December. In 2016, residents dropped off 344 kilograms for Detox Your Home.
You can register for these collections online or by calling 1300 363 744. Registration is required to manage the traffic flow and avoid queues on the day, which means that you can get in and out quickly.
Items accepted by the mobile service
Any of the products listed below can be taken to Detox Your Home annual drop-off.
Products accepted at permanent drop-off sites (eg, the Darebin Resource Recovery Centre), in particular, paint, will not be accepted at the annual Detox Your Home drop-off.
•Acids & alkalis
•Aerosol cans (empty cans can be placed in your household recycling bin)
•Car body filler
•Cleaners - ammonia based
•Detergents, disinfectants & drain cleaners
•Floor-care products & waxes
•Fuels - petrol, diesel, kerosene, other
•Glues - water-based & solvents
•Herbicides & weed killers
•Nail polish & remover
•Paint stripper, thinner & turps
•Wood preservatives & finishes (timber coatings, oils & varnish)
Click here to find a list of items which can't be dropped off.
Please note that paint can be dropped off for free any week of the year at the Darebin Resource Recovery Centre.