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Residents or trade painters who have leftover paint and related packaging can now drop it off for free through the Paintback program. 


Paintback accepts up to 100 litres per visit secured in containers of 20 litres or less. There's no need to phone first, simply drop off at a Paintback site during opening hours.

Paintback flyer [1.2 MB]

Our site in the Wollongong City Council area is located at:

Unanderra Cleanaway
10-12 Waynote Place, Unanderra  NSW  2526
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm
Ph. 1800 053 784

Paintback is the way to:
  • responsibly dispose of left-over paint after painting
  • declutter your garage, shed or under the house of old paint containers
  • recycle and reduce waste going to landfill.

Paintback accepts the following products:
  • Interior and exterior architectural paint (water and solvent based)
  • Deck coatings
  • Floor paints
  • Primers
  • Undercoats
  • Sealers
  • Stains
  • Shellacs
  • Varnishes
  • Urethanes (single component)
  • Wood coatings (containing no pesticides)
  • Packaging

Visit to find out more.
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