Everyone from adhoc DIY enthusiasts to professional painters inevitably accumulate a variety of finishing products over the years, whether it’s just a few testers here and there or over-ordered supplies for reno’s.
While it’s always wise to keep some varnishes, stains and paints on hand for touching up, they can deteriorate over time, so it’s important you dispose of any supplies that have been residing for too long. With thanks to a new industry initiative, Paintback, there’s now a simple – and more importantly – responsible way to get rid of leftover Cabot’s products.
Designed to reduce the amount of paint products and associated packaging being transferred to landfill, the Paintback programme will not only help you to free up some space in the garage, but also helps to reduce the impact waste is having on the environment at the same time.
All kinds of products are accepted – from interior and exterior paint, to deck coatings, stains and varnishes, so if you have any old Cabot’s products you no longer need, here’s a step-by-step guide to making the most of Paintback scheme:
Step 1: Collect old product from around the house
Step 2: Visit www.paintback.com.au/where and enter your postcode to find your nearest drop off point
Step 3: Drop off your waste paint at your preferred collection point. Please note that Paintback accepts a maximum of 100 litres per visit, stowed in containers of no more than 20 litres
From there, Paintback transports all products from the designated collection point for treatment, where the packaging and waste liquid are separated and the containers recycled.
New permanent Paintback sites are being rolled out in metro areas every month, while regional areas will have access to frequent mobile collections. Paintback is committed to working with new companies and invites them to join. To find out more, visit http://www.paintback.com.au/.