Leftover paint can be recycled for free at some waste transfer stations and Paintback collection points, although it is advised to call ahead and check if they are currently collecting. 

Empty paint tins can be collected and recycled in a hard rubbish booking. Paint and paint tins should not be disposed of in your household bins as paint is considered hazardous waste. 

Paintback, the industry-run paint recycling scheme, transports the paint from the collection point for treatment. The packaging and waste liquid are separated and the containers are recycled. Waste paint is treated in a number of ways including energy recovery for solvent and liquid/solid separation for water-based paint, significantly minimising landfill over current practices.

Visit the Paintback website for a full list of accepted products under the scheme.

Paint may be recycled for free through the Monash, Port Phillip and Boroondara (40l max) waste transfer stations, please call ahead to ensure collection is available.

Monash Recycling and Waste Centre

Port Phillip Resource Recovery Centre

Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre