Sustainability and Our Environment

Reducing our water usage, energy consumption and emissions are examples of areas Haymes are targeting to improve sustainability and protect our environment for future generations.

Haymes Paint Sustainability Policy

"To conduct our business with respect for the impact on the environment and the reduction of waste and emissions. This will be achieved by increased efficiency in the use of energy, water and raw materials, and developing products using the most sustainable raw materials where it delivers equivalent or better customer satisfaction and financial return."


Haymes participates in

  • National Pollutant Inventory
  • Australian Packaging Covenant

Australian Packaging Covenant Action Plan & Annual Report 2021


Paintback® is taking unwanted paint and packaging’s colourful past to a brighter future of responsible disposal and innovative reuse. Paintback®, established in 2016, is a world-first, industry-led initiative designed to divert unwanted paint and packaging from ending up in landfill and vital waterways.

Paintback is an independent not-for-profit organisation which is funded through a 15 cents plus GST per litre levy on eligible products*, between 1 litre and 20 litres inclusive.

Paintback is driven by the Australian paint industry. As a founding member of Paintback, Haymes in collaboration with other major paint manufacturers, played an integral part in forming Paintback and continues to actively participate in the scheme. The Paintback brandmark is proudly located on the back of Haymes product that is accepted as part of the scheme.

Along with disposing of waste paint responsibly, Paintback is committed to researching new ways to repurpose unwanted paint materials.

Paintback is the way to:

  • Responsibly deal with architectural and decorative waste paint after painting. 
  • Declutter your garage, shed or under the house of old paint containers. 
  • Recycle and reduce waste going to landfill. 
  • Avoid landfill fees that may apply to waste paint. 

Paintback continues to establish collection points all over Australia, with presence in each State and Territory.

To find your nearest collection site or event, go to For more information call on 1300 390 380.