State paint recycling program begins

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Oct. 25, 2012 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

As of October 19th, California became the second state in the nation to implement a statewide paint recycling program. The program, created and supported by both industry and government regulators, was established by new state law requiring paint manufacturers develop a recycling plan for leftover commercial and household paint. From this plan, the new PaintCare organization was formed and will serve as administrator for the California Paint Stewardship Program. The program will receive its funding from a new recovery fee applied to paint purchases that will be based on paint container size. The fee will range from $0.35 (for containers more than a half pint to one gallon) and top out at $1.60 (for containers more than one gallon to five gallons).

For more information, please see http://www.paintcare.org/

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