Collection and Treatment

What happens to the paint and packaging?

Households and trade painters take their unwanted paint and packaging to a Paintback site.

The waste 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. Subject to contamination, the containers are recycled. Waste paint is treated in a number of ways including energy recovery and liquid/solid separation for water-based paint, significantly minimising landfill over alternative practices.