Detox Your Home

* Please note - due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Detox your Home program has been postponed. Council will inform the community when it re-starts. *


Detox your Home is a safe, FREE and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted highly toxic household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.

Do you need to safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals? Working with Sustainability Victoria, our facility collects items which are then recycled. This keeps them out of landfill, keeping our environment and community safe from pollutants, toxic fumes and fire hazards.

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. Ararat Transfer Station is one of 30 Detox your Home mobile collection sites held across Victoria each year. The next Detox your Home mobile collection is scheduled for May 2020.

Detox your Home – do the right thing for your loved ones and your environment. It’s easy and it’s free.

Permanent Drop-Off Sites for Paint and Other Products

We also offer FREE disposal of household paint, batteries, compact fluorescent lamps/bulbs – which are less toxic than household chemicals ­(but also a more common waste item) – at Ararat Transfer Station’s permanent drop-off site throughout the year.

Ararat Rural City Council’s permanent drop-off site is at:

Ararat Transfer Station
Surface Hill Road

For more information and a full list of permanent drop-off sites visit Sustainability Victoria's website.