Get PaintWise with Resene

More than six litres of household paint is sold each year for each and every person here. That's a lot of paint particularly as much of it is left sitting in paint containers and ends up in landfills. There are lots of ways you can reduce this burden on the environment... here's some ideas to get you started:

Resene donates recycled paint to community groups for their activities. If you’re part of a community group that needs paint, click here to find out more and apply.

Be PaintWise!
Bring unwanted paint and paint containers into your local Resene ColorShop and let us recycle or dispose of them responsibly. Resene will offer good quality Resene paint to community groups for reuse, recycle packaging materials that are recyclable, send solventborne paints to solvent recovery, find alternative uses for waterborne paints, such as graffiti abatement, and dispose of the rest for you.

Selected Resene ColorShops have been designated as Resene PaintWise Collection Centres. Drop off your unwanted paint and paint containers to any of these designated Resene ColorShops at any time during their opening hours.

You are welcome to bring back any brand of decorative paint. A small charge applies to non-Resene branded product and trade returns to help offset the costs of the PaintWise programme ($1 per 4L can or smaller, $2.50 per 10L pail or larger). Find out more about the PaintWise levy.

Trade customers – recycle your empty Resene pails free at these ColorShops. Resene pails are recycled into more Resene pails. Sorry, we are unable to accept automotive and marine paints.

View Resene PaintWise acceptance list. You will need Acrobat Reader.

Resene PaintWise Collection Centres (North Island):
Whangarei, 22 Reyburn Street, Ph: (09) 430 2199 (view map)

Albany, 9/2 Tawa Drive, Cnr Tawa Drive and Rosedale Road, Ph: 414 6500 (view map)
Botany Downs, Unit 5, The Hub, 451 Ti Rakau Drive, Ph: 272 5100 (view map)
Henderson, 30 Paramount Drive, Ph: 836 2366 (view map)
Lunn Ave, 108 Lunn Ave, Mt Wellington, Ph: 570 4235 (view map)
Mairangi Bay, 25 Constellation Drive, Ph: 476 3957 (view map)
Manukau, 2 Sharkey Street, Ph: 262 1705 (view map)
Mt Eden, 126 Valley Road, Ph: 623 3950 (view map)
Mt Roskill, 6F Carr Road, Ph: 620 5714 (view map)
New Lynn, 24 Clark Street, Ph: 827 6877 (view map)
Newmarket, 14 Teed Street, Cnr Crowhurst and Teed Streets, Ph: 529 4760 (view map)
Onehunga, 56 Princes Street, Ph: 636 4105 (view map)
Orakei, 176 Kepa Road, Ph: 528 2519 (view map)
Pukekohe, 54 Seddon Street, Ph: (09) 237 1022 (view map)
Silverdale, 2200 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Cnr of Hibiscus Coast Highway and East Coast Road, Ph: 427 9560 (view map)
Takanini, Cnr 228 Great South & Glenora Roads, Ph: 296 1959 (view map)
Wairau Park, 8 Croftfield Lane, Ph: 444 4387 (view map)
Warkworth, 50 Morrison Drive, Ph: (09) 422 2150 (view map)

Waikato/Bay of Plenty
Cambridge, 32 Lake Street, Ph: (07) 823 0170 (view map)
Hamilton, 24 Knox Street, Cnr Anglesea, Hood and Knox Streets, Ph: 839-9975 (view map)
Matamata, 69 Firth Street, Ph: (07) 888 4884 (view map)
Rotorua, 10 - 12 Old Taupo Road, Ph: (07) 348 1883 (view map)
Taupo, 56 Spa Road, Ph: (07) 378 1500 (view map)
Tauranga, 47 Waihi Road, Ph: (07) 578 4169 (view map)
Te Awamutu, Unit 1, Cnr Albert Park Drive and Cambridge Road, Ph: (07) 871 7020 (view map)
Te Rapa, 593 Te Rapa Road, Ph: (07) 850 5472 (view map)

Hawkes Bay/East Coast
Gisborne, 291 Palmerston Road, Ph: (06) 868 4656
Hastings, 106 Southland Road, Cnr Southland Road and Eastbourne Street, Ph: (06) 878 4070 (view map)
Napier, 116 Taradale Road, Ph: (06) 843 1710 (view map)

Taranaki/Palmerston North
Feilding, 109 Kimbolton Road, Ph: (06) 323 8450 (view map)
New Plymouth, 132 Molesworth Street, Ph: (06) 759 8100 (view map)
Palmerston North, 217 Main Street, Ph: (06) 357 3052 (view map)
Wanganui, 17 Wilson Street, Cnr Wilson and Ridgway Streets, Ph: (06) 348 0048 (view map)

Basin Reserve (Wellington), 74 Cambridge Terrace. Ph: (04) 801 6219 (view map)
Johnsonville, 1/3 Moorefield Road, Cnr Helston and Moorefield Roads, Ph: (04) 478 4354 (view map)
Kapiti, 112 Kapiti Road, Ph: (04) 296 1060 (view map)
Kilbirnie, 22 Tacy Street, Cnr Tacy & Kemp Streets, Ph: (04) 387 2916 (view map)
Levin, 94 Cambridge Street, Ph: (06) 368 4484 (view map)
Lower Hutt, 465 High Street, Ph: (04) 570 0683 (view map)
Masterton, 286 Queen Street, Cnr Queen and Renall Streets, Ph: (06) 377 2542 (view map)
Naenae, Cnr Naenae Road and Vogel Street, Ph: (04) 577 8155 (view map)
Porirua, Lyttelton Ave, Ph: (04) 237 7954
Thorndon, 77 Thorndon Quay, Ph: (04) 471 1112 (view map)
Upper Hutt, 1036 Fergusson Drive, Cnr Fergusson Drive and Montgomery Crescent, Ph: (04) 526 4946 (view map)

Resene PaintWise Collection Centres (South Island):
Blenheim, 4 McArtney Street, Cnr McArtney and Redwood Streets, Ph: (03) 577 9200 (view map)
Nelson, 69 St Vincent Street, Ph: (03) 548 7110 (view map)

Canterbury/West Coast
Addington, 351 Selwyn Street, Ph: (03) 338 1312 (view map)
Ashburton, 327 Burnett Street, Ph: (03) 307 6510 (view map)
Christchurch City, 234-236 Lichfield Street, Ph: (03) 363 3703
Ferrymead, Unit 3, 950 Ferry Road, Ph: (03) 376 4289 (view map)
Hornby, 278 Main South Road, Christchurch Ph: (03) 366 7441 (view map)
Northwood, Unit E4, 1 Radcliffe Road, Northwood Supa Centre, Main North Road, Christchurch, Ph: (03) 323 4492 (view map)
Shirley, 38 Marshland Road, Ph: (03) 385 5082 (view map)
Timaru, 8 Elizabeth Street, Ph: (03) 688 4723 (view map)
Tower Junction, Unit 9, 4 Troup Drive, Ph: (03) 343 3990 (view map)

Dunedin, 172 Crawford Street, Ph: (03) 477 6566 (view map)
Gore, 21 Medway Street, Ph: (03) 208 1350 (view map)
Invercargill, Cnr Arena Avenue and Victoria Avenue, Ph: (03) 218 2385 (view map)
Oamaru, 190 Thames Street, Ph: (03) 433 1211 (view map)
Queenstown, 87 Gorge Road, Ph; (03) 442 4152 (view map)

Due to safety requirements, paint and paint containers will only be accepted at these Resene ColorShops during normal store hours. Sorry, paint and packaging returns cannot be accepted by any other Resene ColorShops.

When dropping off paint and paint containers:

We cannot accept: Automotive, marine paints, aerosols or any other materials - contact your local council for recommended disposal.

The Resene PaintWise programme is managed by the Resene Foundation, a charitable trust underwritten by Resene. The ongoing service is funded by Resene, a PaintWise levy of 15c per litre on retail purchases on Resene paints and a levy on returns of non-Resene branded paint and trade returns.

The Resene PaintWise service has collected in over one million packs already. Over 200,000 kilograms of steel has been recycled and over 100,000 litres of paint has

View Resene PaintWise service questions and answers.
View Resene PaintWise brochure. You will need Acrobat Reader.
Find out more about how Resene PaintWise began.
Find out more about PaintCrete and Glasscrete – combining waste paint and concrete.
Find out more about steel can recycling.

The Resene Foundation’s PaintWise product stewardship scheme was accredited by the Ministry for the Environment under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 in August 2011.

Our thanks go to Adshel for supporting Resene PaintWise with bus shelter advertising.

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What goes in must come out Empty pails awaiting recycling EchoPaint, 100% recycled paint provided free to community groups and councils

Grafitti on Mangere Bridge is painted out with Resene PaintWise EchoPaint donations

Just one of the many projects helped with Resene PaintWise EchoPaint donations.

Resene paint buckets recycled as children's drums

Turn your empty pails into endless hours of entertainment for children – pails make great drums!

Use leftover paint to create a colourful fence or recycled tyres for a garden feature

Do as the Stand up for Children team did and make the most of your leftovers by painting a colourful fence or recycled tyres for a garden feature.

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