The California Paint Stewardship Law (Public Resources Code Section 48700--48706) established an industry-led, statewide program to manage the reuse, recycling, and proper disposal of leftover paint. This page provides information on the Paint Stewardship Program and its implementation.
Stewardship plans define how a manufacturer or stewardship organization intends to fulfill its responsibilities under the law and communicate a course of action to stakeholders and the public. Plans will be posted at this website and must include the following information:
- Demonstrate sufficient funding for the program, including a funding mechanism for securing and dispersing funds to cover administrative, operational, and capital costs, including the assessments of charges on architectural paint sold by manufacturers in this state.
- Coordination of the program with existing local household hazardous waste (HHW) collection programs.
- Goals established by the manufacturer or stewardship organization to achieve the purpose of the program, including recovery and recycling of leftover paint.
- Education and outreach efforts.
PaintCare Program Plan
PaintCare is the only stewardship organization that has submitted a plan to CalRecycle to-date. CalRecycle approved PaintCare's Revised Architectural Paint Stewardship Program Plan on July 19, 2012.
- Revised California Architectural Paint Stewardship Program Plan (submitted June 4, 2012, approved July 19, 2012, resubmitted with
minor correction, August 3, 2015)
- PaintCare's cover letter which includes CalRecycle's review comments on the April 2, 2012 Plan and PaintCare's responses
- Comments received by CalRecycle on PaintCare's June 4, 2012 California Paint Stewardship Plan
- Comments received by CalRecycle on PaintCare's April 2, 2012 California Paint Stewardship Program Plan
Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), CalRecycle prepared the following documents concerning PaintCare's Architectural Paint Stewardship Program Plan submitted on June 4, 2012.
- Negative Declaration and Initial Study Evaluating the Adoption of the Architectural Paint Stewardship Program Plan
- Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (Notice)
Compliant Manufacturers and Brands
Visit CalRecycle's page on manufacturers and brands operating under a CalRecycle-approved stewardship plan.
Subscribe to the
Paint Stewardship listserv to receive periodic e-mail updates specific to CalRecycle-related implementation activities.
You can review previous messages and dialogues by visiting the Paint Stewardship Listserv Archive.
For public notices that relate to CalRecycle oversight of the Paint Stewardship Program (e.g., department decisions regarding regulations, plan approval, annual report compliance, etc.) please visit the CalRecycle public notice page.