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Liverpool's Community Recycling Centre, located at 99 Rose Street, Liverpool, is now an authorized Paintback collection point.

Paintback is a waste paint and packaging collection scheme for architectural and decorative paint. Both trade and household customers are now able to bring their unwanted paint to the Community Recycling Centre.

What is accepted

  • Interior and exterior architectural paint
  • Deck coatings and floor paints
  • Primers, undercoats and sealers
  • Stains and shellacs
  • Varnishes and urethanes (single component)
  • Wood coatings
  • Packaging

What is not accepted

  • Industrial maintenance coatings
  • Automotive and industrial surface coating (shop application) paints and finishes
  • Aerosol paints
  • Automotive paints
  • Anti-fouling coatings
  • Melamine, metal and rust preventative
  • Caulking compounds, epoxies, glues or adhesives
  • 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 renders
  • Isocyanates
  • Metal coatings
  • Paint washings

This service is being funded through a 15 cent levy on new paints at the point of purchase.

Please note that we have a limit of up to 100 litres in containers of 20 litres or smaller. For volumes greater than 100 litres please contact Paintback directly on (03) 9670 3076 or via

What happens to the paint that is collected?


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Last updated on 27 Nov 2017