Paint can be recycled for free through the Monash, Port Phillip and Boroondara (40l max) waste transfer stations.
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.