Kimbriki accepts Paint

2 March 2020

Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre is now accepting unwanted and unused paint at Kimbriki free of charge under the Paintback® Scheme.

Kimbriki is an approved Paintback® collection site providing Australian households and Trade Painters a convenient, responsible and free disposal point for unwanted paint.

  • Responsibly deal with waste paint after painting.
  • Declutter your garage, shed or under the house of old paint containers.
  • Recycle and reduce waste going to landfill.


The Paintback® drop-off point at Kimbriki is open to everyone as long as they comply with the following conditions:

  • Maximum limit of 100L of paint in containers no larger than 20L each
    i.e. 5 x 20L drums OR 10 x 10L cans OR 20 x 5L tins, per customer per drop off
  • The lid must be securely fixed on the paint tin and drum
  • Note: it does not matter how much paint is in each tin, the limit applies to the container size regardless of how full they are

These conditions have been set by Paintback® to ensure that the collection site is not overwhelmed by large volumes of waste paint. The container size limit ensures safe manual handling of the paint from a customer’s vehicle at the collection point.


Deck coating and floor paints Aerosol paints
Interior and exterior architectural paint – water and solvent based Anti-fouling coatings
Packaging (ie tins and drums) Automotive and industrial surface coating (shop application) paints and finishes
Primers Automotive paints
Sealers Bagged renders
Stains Caulking compounds, epoxies, glues or adhesives
Shellacs Colorants and tints
Undercoats Industrial maintenance coatings
Urethanes (single components) Isocyanates
Varnishes Melamine, metal and rust preventative
Wood coatings Metal coatings
Paint additives
Paint thinners, mineral spirits or solvents
Paint washings
Roof patch or repair
Tar-based or bitumen-based products
Texture coatings
Traffic paints
Two-component coatings


Who is Paintback®?

Paintback® is taking unwanted paint and packaging’s colourful past to a brighter future of responsible disposal and innovative reuse. Paintback®, established in 2016, is a world-first, industry-led initiative designed to divert unwanted paint and packaging (tins, drums, containers) from ending up in landfill and vital waterways.

Paintback® is driven by the Australian paint industry and the major companies that supply around 95% of all the architectural and decorative paint sold in Australia. The founding members of Paintback® are Dulux, Haymes, PPG, Resene and Valspar.

Paintback® is an independent not-for-profit organisation which is funded through a 15 cents plus GST per litre levy on eligible products*, between 1 litre and 20 litres inclusive.

For more information on Paintback, please visit their website.

What happens to the paint and tins?

After collection from Kimbriki, Paintback® transport the paint and tins to various treatment facilities:

  • the solvent-based paint is used as fuel, replacing coal in high-temperature kilns that produce cement
  • the water is taken out of water-based paints and recycled, halving the volume of material going to landfill
  • steel cans are recycled into new steel products