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Use the Dulux Paint Take-Back Service to Recycle, Reuse or Dispose of Unused Paint Wisely

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

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 the 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. A $0.25 per packaging litre return and collection fee is applied on non-Dulux group branded paints.

Why return used paint packaging to Paint Take-Back?

Approximately 1.6 million units recycled so far: According to DuluxGroup's 3R Compliance Report for activity up to Dec 2022, approximately 1.6 million plastic and steel paint packaging units have been recycled through the Paint Take-Back Programme since it started.

100% recyclable in NZ: Dulux's 10L and 15L plastic pails are 100% recyclable in New Zealand by Dulux's packaging partner.

Give pails another life: When you return your plastic pails through Dulux's Paint Take-Back collection points, you're ensuring that these containers get another life.

Contribute to increasing recyclable content of pails: As more recyclable pails get returned to Dulux, the more they can ramp up the recycled content in their packaging.

Help Dulux meet their recycling goal: With your help, Dulux can reach their goal of incorporating at least 50% post-consumer recycled content in all our pails by the end of 2025.

Be part of Dulux's commitment to sustainability by always returning your used packaging.

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