CITY of Stirling is one three councils to sign on to a major national initiative to keep litres of unwanted paint from polluting landfill or being illegally dumped.
The Paintback collection site at the Recycling Centre Balcatta accepts unwanted paint and packaging from both trades and painters.
The scheme is being funded by a 15c a litre levy added to the wholesale price of the major architectural and decorative paint brands, where people can drop-off their unwanted paint at the collection point for no additional charge.
City waste and fleet manager Andrew Murphy said it was pleased to become part of this initiative as one of the first councils in WA.
“The Recycling Centre Balcatta has now been accepting commercial paint since January and it has turned out to be one of the busiest sites in Australia diverting many thousands of litres of paint from landfill,” he said.
“This is a fantastic initiative and gives us one more stream of waste that will be diverted from waste to landfill.”
Master Painters & Decorators Australia chief executive Murray Thomas was delighted to see a strong presence in WA.
WHAT: Paintback Balcatta
WHERE: Balcatta Recycling Centre 238 Balcatta Road
WHEN: Open Monday to Saturday: 7.30am to 4pm, Sunday 8am to 4pm