Who We Are

Taking Australia's unwanted paint and packaging’s colourful past to a brighter future of responsible disposal and innovative reuse.

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.

Most 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.

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.

 

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. 

Paintback continues to establish collection points all over Australia, with presence in each State and Territory.

Click here to find your nearest collection site or event, or call 1300 390 380 for more information.

*Authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission