Under the Paintback scheme you can drop off unwanted paint products at Tamala Park, we accept up to 100 litres per visit secured in containers of 20 litres or less. The Paintback scheme is available for both commercial and residential customers.

Other items of paint products will be accepted from Residents ONLY into the HHW Drop Off area. Other items from commercial organisations will incur charges.

For further information, contact the MRC administration office on: (08) 9306 6303

Or email:

Details relating to Paintback below.

Australia's National Waste Paint & Packaging Solution

Paintback is a cost-effective way for households and trade panters to remove unwated paint and packaging.

  • Paintback will estabilsh collection points Australia-wide.
  • It is funded through a 15 cents (plus GST) per litre levy on eligible product* between 1 litre and 20 litres inclusive. The monies collected will go to Paintback Ltd, which is an independant, not-for-profit organisation.
  • These funds will be used to establish and operate the collection program and research new ways to repurpose unwanted paint materials.

Paintback accepts up to 100 litres per visit secured in containers of 20 litres of less.

Paintback is the way to:

  • Responsibily dispose of left over paint anter painting
  • Declutter your garage, shed of under the house of old paint conatiners.
  • Recycle and reduce waste going to landfill.

Paintback accepts the following products:

  • Interior and exterior architectural paint (water and solvent based)
  • Deck coating
  • Floor paints
  • Primers
  • Undercoats
  • Sealer
  • Stains
  • Shellacs
  • Varnishes
  • Urethanes (single compound)
  • Wood coatings (containing no pesticides)
  • Packaging

Paintback will NOT accept the following products:

  • Industrial maintaintence coatings
  • Automotive and industraial surface coating (shop application) paints and finishes
  • Aerosol paints
  • Automotive paints
  • Anti-fouling coatings
  • Melamine, metal and rust preventative
  • Caulking compounds, eproxies, glues or adehisives
  • Colourants and tints
  • Resins
  • Paint thinners, mineral spirits or solvents
  • Paint additives
  • Roof patch or repair
  • Tar-based or bitumen-based products
  • Two-component coatings
  • Traffic paints
  • Texture coatings
  • Bagged render
  • Isocyantes
  • Metal coatings
  • Paint washings

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