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:
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
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). 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
Resene PaintWise Collection Centres (North
Whangarei, 22 Reyburn Street, Ph: (09) 430 2199 (view
Albany, Cnr Tawa Drive and Rosedale Road, Ph: (09) 414 6500 (view
Botany Downs, Unit 5, The Hub, 451 Ti Rakau Drive, Ph: (09) 272 5100 (view map)
Henderson, 30 Paramount Drive, Ph: 836 2366 (view
Mairangi Bay, 25 Constellation Drive, Ph: 476 3957 (view map)
Manukau, Sharkey Street, Ph: 262 1705 (view
Mt Eden, 126 Valley Road, Ph: 623 3950 (view
Mt Roskill, 6F Carr Road, Ph: 620 5714 (view
New Lynn, 24 Clark Street, Ph: 827 6877 (view
Newmarket, Cnr Crowhurst and Teed Streets, Ph: (09) 529 4760 (view
Onehunga, 56 Princes Street, Ph: (09) 636 4105 (view
Panmure, 45A Mt Wellington Highway, Ph: (09) 570 4235 (view
Pukekohe, 54 Seddon Street, Ph: (09) 237 1022 (view
Silverdale, Cnr of Hibiscus Coast Highway and East Coast Road, Ph: 427 9560 (view
Takanini, Cnr 228 Great South & Glenora Roads, Ph: 296 1959 (view
Wairau Park, 8 Croftfield Lane, Ph: 444 4387 (view
Warkworth, 50 Morrison Drive, Ph: (09) 422 2150 (view
Waikato/Bay of Plenty
Cambridge, 32 Lake Street, Ph: (07) 823 0170 (view
Hamilton, Cnr Anglesea, Hood and Knox Streets, Ph: 839-9975 (view
Matamata, 69 Firth Street, Ph: (07) 888 4884 (view
Rotorua, 10 - 12 Old Taupo Road, Ph: (07) 348 1883 (view
Taupo, Totara Point Retail Centre off Spa Road, ph: (07) 378 1500 (view
Tauranga, 47 Waihi Road, Ph: (07) 578 4169 (view
Te Awamutu, Unit 1, Cnr Albert Park Drive and Cambridge Road, Ph: (07)
871 7020 (view
Te Rapa, 593 Te Rapa Road, Ph: (07) 850 5472 (view
Hawkes Bay/East Coast
Gisborne, 386 Gladstone Road, Ph: (06) 868 4656
Hastings, Cnr Southland Road and Eastbourne Street, Ph: (06) 878 4070
Napier, 116 Taradale Road, Ph: (06) 843 1710 (view
Feilding, 109 Kimbolton Road, Ph: (06) 323 8450 (view
New Plymouth, 132 Molesworth Street, Ph: (06) 759 8100 (view
Palmerston North, 217 Main Street, Ph: (06) 357 3052 (view
Wanganui, 17 Wilson Street, Ph: (06) 348 0048 (view
Basin Reserve (Wellington), 74 Cambridge Terrace. Ph: (04) 801 6219 (view map)
Johnsonville, Cnr Helston and Moorefield Roads, Ph: (04) 478 4354 (view
Kapiti, 112 Kapiti Road, Ph: (04) 296 1060 (view
Kilbirnie, Cnr Tacy & Kemp Streets, Ph: (04) 387 2916 (view
Levin, 94 Cambridge Street, Ph: (06) 368 4484 (view
Lower Hutt, 465 High Street, Ph: (04) 570 0683 (view
Masterton, Cnr Queen and Renall Streets, Ph: (06) 377 2542 (view
Naenae, Cnr Naenae Road and Vogel Street, Ph: (04) 577 8155 (view
Porirua, Lyttelton Ave, Ph: (04) 237 7954
Thorndon, 77 Thorndon Quay, Ph: (04) 471 1112 (view
Upper Hutt, Cnr Fergusson Drive and Montgomery Crescent, Ph: (04) 526
Resene PaintWise Collection Centres (South Island):
Blenheim, Cnr McArtney and Redwood Streets, Ph: (03) 577 9200 (view
Nelson, 69 St Vincent Street, Ph: (03) 548 7110 (view
Addington, 351 Selwyn Street, Ph: (03) 338 1312 (view
Ashburton, 327 Burnett Street, Ph: (03) 307 6510 (view
Christchurch City, 256 Cashel Street, Ph: (03) 366 7441 (view
278 Main South Road, Christchurch (view
Northwood, Unit E3, Northwood Supa Centre, Main North Road, Christchurch,
Ph: (03) 323 4492 (view
Shirley, 38 Marshland Road, Ph: (03) 385 5082 (view
Timaru, 8 Elizabeth Street, Ph: (03) 688 4723 (view
Tower Junction, Unit 8-9 Whiteleigh Ave, Ph: (03) 343 3990 (view
Dunedin, 172 Crawford Street, Ph: (03) 477 6566 (view
Gore, 21 Medway Street, Ph: (03) 208 1350 (view map)
Invercargill, Cnr Arena Avenue and Victoria Avenue, Ph: (03) 218 2385 (view
Oamaru, 190 Thames Street, Ph: (03) 433 1211 (view
Queenstown, 87 Gorge Road, Ph; (03) 442 4152 (view
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:
- Ensure paint is in its original correctly labelled container.
- Ensure containers are well sealed and will not leak.
- Leave small amounts of waterborne paint in its container, put out
of reach of children and leave the lid off for the paint to dry then
bring it in to one of the Resene ColorShops detailed above.
We cannot accept: Paint thinners, solvents, aerosols or any other materials
- dispose of these at a HazMobile
collection or 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
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 been donated to community groups, much of which was used to cover graffiti.
Find out more about steel
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.
PaintWise trucks visit stores to collect paint returns.
Just one of the many projects helped with Resene PaintWise EchoPaint donations.
Turn your empty pails into endless hours of entertainment for children – pails make great drums!
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.