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Paintback® is taking unwanted paint and packaging's colourful past to a brighter future of responsible disposal and innovative reuse. Paintback®, established in 2016, is a world-first, industry-led initiative designed to divert unwanted paint and packaging from ending up in landfill and vital waterways. Find out more.
Paint should not be put in household recycling or garbage bins as it contains chemicals such as solvents and metals that can contaminate our groundwater and have negative effects on human health. Dropping off paint for recycling reduces these impacts as well as the costs associated with hazardous waste disposal.
Paintback is an independent not-for-profit organisation which is funded through a 15 cents plus GST per litre levy on eligible products*, between 1 litre and 20 litres inclusive. Along with disposing of waste paint responsibly, Paintback is committed to researching new ways to repurpose unwanted paint materials.
Importantly, Paintback is driven by the Australian paint industry and the major companies that supply around 95% of all the architectural and decorative (A&D) paint sold in Australia. Paintback’s founding members are Dulux, Haymes, PPG, Resene and Valspar.