Paintback is an independent not-for-profit organisation that takes unwanted paint and packaging and diverts it from landfill and vital waterways.
Since launching in May 2016, Paintback has collected and treated over 30 million kilograms of unwanted paint and packaging.
Paintback is also committed to researching new ways to repurpose unwanted paint materials and help develop a circular economy.VISIT PAINTBACK’S WEBSITE
What happens to the paint and packaging collected by Paintback?
DIY and trade painters take their unwanted paint and packaging to a Paintback site. Paintback accepts up to 100 litres per visit stowed in containers of up to 20 litres.
The unwanted paint and packaging is stored at the collection point ready for Paintback to pick it up.
Paintback transports it from the collection point for treatment.
The packaging and waste liquid are separated. The containers are recycled, subject to contamination. The solvent paint can be used as an alternative energy source. Water is separated from acrylic paint, with the by-product used in a variety of industrial applications significantly reducing landfill.
Paintback’s R&D program aims to improve the current resource recovery towards 100% diversion from landfill and movement up the waste hierarchy.
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Search a collection point near you.
Paintback has over 160 locations throughout Australia. Search for your nearest Paintback location via their website and drop-off your unwanted paint and packaging today.VISIT PAINTBACK’S WEBSITE