Who We Are

Taking Australia's unwanted paint and packagingā€™s colourful past to a brighter future of responsible disposal and innovative reuse.

Paintback is a cost-effective solution for households and trade painters to remove unwanted paint and packaging. Paintback is establishing collection points Australia-wide, starting in major population areas and aiming to have more permanent sites over the next three to five years. It is funded through a 15 cents plus GST per litre levy on eligible products*, between 1 litre and 20 litres inclusive. The monies collected go to Paintback Ltd, which is an independent, not-for-profit organisation.

Its governing rules ensure that these funds are used to establish and operate the collection program and research new ways to repurpose unwanted paint materials. Paintback will also fund research to find better uses for unwanted paint.

We are committed to working with new companies and inviting them to join Paintback.

Paintback is the way to:

  • Responsibly deal with waste paint after painting.
  • Declutter your garage, shed or under the house of old paint containers.
  • Recycle and reduce waste going to landfill.
  • Avoid landfill fees that may apply to waste paint. 

*Authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission