Chemicals and Paints Recycling Hotline

Household Chemical waste and hazardous materials include household cleaners, automotive products, garden chemicals, paints, thinners, adhesives, varnishes, pool cleaners, batteries and asbestos.

Paintback is a cost-effective solution for households and trade painters to remove unwanted paint and packaging, providing 70 disposl locations nationally. Click for a location near you and further information about the program.


Chemical Waste/Hazardous Collection in the Ballarat City Council area

Council services for Chemicals & Paint

Ballarat City Council has listed the following locations where you can drop off your chemicals and paint.

  1. Drop off Facility - Garden Recycling Centre

Sorry, there are no businesses listed for you to drop off Chemicals and Paints

Pick up locations for Chemicals and Paints

10 pick up businesses match your query on Chemicals and Paints

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Toxfree Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Cleanaway - A Transpacific Business Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p... Vic May apply
E&O Property Services & Rubbish Removal Whatever the quantity or type of waste, we'll collect i... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
SITA-MediCollect Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Red Rabbit Rubbish Removal & Recycling Service We come to you with a truck team and do all the loading... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
Corio Waste Management Pty Ltd Corio Waste Management can provide all or part of its t... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
rapid waste management services Pty Ltd we will leave containers / bins on site for loading eit... Vic May apply
Big Bin Hire We generally hire skip bins for 3 days and pick up on t... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply

Detox your Home - household chemical collection

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 program is administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils.

Permanent facilities

Temporary facilities

Accepted items:

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

For more information and to confirm the items that are accepted, please call 1800 353 233 or visit Sustainability Victoria's website.

What to do with other chemicals or hazardous waste

Asbestos: As asbestos is classed as a hazardous material it may only be disposed of at certain locations in Australia. To find out how to safely dispose of asbestos visit the asbestos section on this site.

Medicines: Old and unwanted medicines around the home are a household hazard and can be dangerous if taken when they are out-of-date, not prescribed for you or within reach of children. To find out how to safely dispose of unwanted and out-of-date medicines visit the medicine section on this site.

Farm chemicals: These can be disposed of through the ChemClear Program.

Sharps: Sharps must not be placed in your recycling bin or garbage bin. For health and safety reasons, please place your sharps in a secure and strong puncture resistant container, such as an Australian Standard Sharps container. You can dispose of this container at authorised collection points.

Ammunition and Flares: These should be taken to your local police station.