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An Australian paint industry-led initiative to divert unwanted architectural and decorative paint and packaging from landfill for both household and trade painters.

Funded through a 15c plus GST per litre levy on eligible products.

Paintback accepts a maximum of 100 litres per visit to a collection site of unwanted paint and packaging (wet or dry) in containers no larger than 20 litres.

Eligible products include;

  • Deck coatings and floor paints
  • Interior and exterior architectural paint (typically not a specialty coat, industrial maintenance or original equipment manufacture)
  • Packaging (plastic and metal containers in which paint was originally sold in)
  • Primers
  • Sealers
  • Stains and shellacs
  • Undercoats
  • Varnishes and urethanes (single components)
  • Wood coatings

Not accepted products are also listed on the paintback website.