How to remove chemical waste from your home

Some materials in your home can include chemicals that are a risk to human health and the environment. These include: 

  • household paint 
  • batteries 
  • fluorescent lights. 

There are permanent drop-off sites throughout Victoria that accept some chemical waste. Sustainability Victoria also has Detox Your Home, a free service to help you dispose of household chemical waste.  

How to manage asbestos and remove it from your home

Asbestos is a risk to human health. EPA has information on how to manage asbestos and remove it from your home.

Asbestos in Victoria has further guidance about removing asbestos from your home.

Find out more about other public health issues related to pollution and waste

About mercury in your home

Airborne dust and your health

Climate, weather and public health

Contaminated illegal drug labs and public health 

Contaminated land and public health

Environmental public health

Environmental public health: EPA’s role

Groundwater and your health

How to clean up mercury spills in your home

Trichloroethylene and your health

Reviewed 7 August 2020