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Paint in Skip Bins

We are regularly asked by customers whether they can place paint tins in our skip bins. They only way we can accept paint in our skip bins is if the paint is dry. So the best thing to do is take the lid of the paint tins and allow the paint to dry before placing the tin in the skip bin.

Here’s why we can’t accept paint in our skip bins: if we were to dump the paint along with the contents of the skip bin at a tip or transfer station we are at risk of contaminating this soil. This is a risk that the tip sites or local councils are not willing to take and it will also affect our environmental foot print in the long term.

We are very pleased to provide our customers with a link to a site that will assist you with dumping full tins of paint.

Paint in skip bins

Paint in skip bins

Paint Back is a not-for-profit organisation with collection points Australia-wide, starting in major population areas and aiming to have 70 permanent sites over the next three years.

Here is a brief outline on the organisation:

  • It gives do-it-yourself and commercial painters a pathway for unwanted architectural and decorative paint and packaging.
  • It is funded through a 15 cents plus GST per litre levy on eligible products*, between 1 litre and 20 litres inclusive. The monies collected will go to Paintback Ltd, which is an independent, not-for-profit organisation.
  • Its governing rules ensure that these funds will be used to establish and operate the collection program and research new ways to repurpose unwanted paint materials.
  • Paintback will also fund research to find better uses for unwanted paint. It has engaged Humphries Scientific to look into what is currently happening around the world.
  • We are committed to working with new companies and inviting them to join Paintback.

Find your local Paintback centre