First, protect your house with paint, then protect the planet with PaintBack… because no paint job is finished without Paintback. 

Paintback is an Australian initiative to keep leftover paint and paint packaging out of landfills and waterways. We support them at Home Hardware to reduce waste and build a better future. 

Paintback has established over 165 locations across Australia

Paintback has collected and processed over 40 million kgs of paint and paint packaging since 2016

How Paintback Works

DIY and trade painters take their unwanted paint and packaging to a Paintback location. 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 liquid are separated.

The containers are recycled, subject to contamination. The solvent paint is 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 90% diversion from landfill and movement up the waste hierarchy.

Find your closest Paintback Drop-off Point