Chemical/Hazardous Waste Recycling in the Rural City of Wangaratta area - Planet Ark Recycling Near You


It is important to dispose of chemical waste appropriately as they can have a serious impact on the environment if not handled correctly and can be hazardous if placed in the waste or recycling bins. 

Keep these out of your waste and recycling bin

Household chemical waste and hazardous materials include:

  • household cleaners,
  • automotive products
  • garden chemicals
  • paints,
  • thinners
  • adhesives
  • varnishes
  • pool cleaners
  • batteries
  • gas canisters 
  • asbestos
  • Oils
  • Fluoro tubes and globes

Please check with your council prior to dropping off materials if the materials are actually accepted at their listed depot or they may offer a chemical clean up day.

This is a directory listing. Please be aware that recyclers may currently be closed or operating shortened hours due to COVID-19. Please use the below information to contact the recycler directly and adhere to the COVID-19 restrictions in your area.





Farm Chemicals


Pool Chemicals

Paint & Solvents



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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.

Accepted items:


  • acids and alkalis 
  • aerosol cans 
  • cleaners – ammonia based 
  • cooking oil
  • detergents
  • disinfectants
  • fire extinguishers
  • floor-care products and waxes
  • glues – water-based and solvents
  • nail polish and remover
  • paint stripper, thinner and turps
  • pharmaceuticals and cosmetics 
  • photographic chemicals
  • rat poison
  • wood preservatives and finishes (oils and varnishes)

Garden and Pool

  • fertiliser
  • herbicides and weed killers
  • insect spray/pesticides
  • lawn mower fuel
  • pool chemicals 


  • anti-freeze
  • brake fluid
  • car body filler
  • car wax
  • coolant
  • fuels – petrol, diesel, kerosene, other
  • transmission fluid

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.