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.