Dulux Paint Take-Back Service 

At DuluxGroup, sustainable practices are at the heart of our business.
Our Paint Take-Back service was established in 2009 and is a service we are proud
to offer as part of our commitment to the environment.

Simply return your left over paint and paint packaging to any of our Dulux Trade Centre and selected Guthrie Bowron stores nationwide and we will recycle, reuse or
dispose of it in an environmentally friendly manner.

Water-based paints may be donated to community groups for uses such as graffiti abatement. Accepted solvent based paints are sent for solvent recovery or responsible disposal and packaging is then recycled.

While most water-based and solvent-based paints are accepted through this service,
there are some exceptions. View our Eligible Paint Criteria below.

Eligible Paints in original Dulux, British Paints, Berger, Cabot’s, Intergrain or
Feast Watson packaging can be returned free of charge. On non-Dulux group branded paints, a $0.25 per packaging litre return and collection fee is applied.


Why return used paint packaging to Paint Take-Back?

*Source: DuluxGroup 3R Compliance Report for activity 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

While most water-based and solvent-based paints are accepted through this service,
there are some exceptions. View our Eligible Paint Criteria here.

Eligible Paints in original Dulux, British Paints, Berger, Cabot’s, Intergrain or
Feast Watson packaging can be returned free of charge. On non-Dulux group branded paints, a $0.25 per packaging litre return and collection fee is applied.

Eligible Paint

WE DO ACCEPT

  • Architectural/decorative paint coatings, in plastic or metal packaging, being:
  • Water based paints, all brands, must be in original labelled/printed packaging
  • Solvent based paints, all brands, must be in original labelled/printed packaging
  • All empty Dulux tinter cans
  • Rusty metal containers containing paint are acceptable, provided that it is in original packaging and label/ printing is legible and they are not leaking

 

WE DO NOT ACCEPT

  • Protective coatings, two pack paints and hardeners and any other industrial paint coatings
  • Two pack Polyurethanes
  • Marine paints and anti fouling
  • Textured coatings apart from high build topcoats
  • Thinners or solvents e.g. turps, meths etc
  • Wallpapering materials including glues, adhesives and pastes
  • Tiling materials including glues, pastes, grouting, adhesives etc
  • Any paint not in original labelled packaging (i.e. no paint in glass jars, no paint in non-paint cans etc)
  • Aerosol/spray cans
  • Plastering products e.g. compounds, adhesives and sealants
  • Road coatings, flint coatings
  • If you have more than 20 packaging units we offer a pick-up service (for a small fee)
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