Since 2014, PaintCare has helped households and businesses in Rhode Island recycle more than 780,000 gallons of leftover paint

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In June 2014, Rhode Island became the fifth state to establish a statewide PaintCare program after the June 2012 passage of a paint stewardship law. PaintCare, a nonprofit organization created by paint companies, makes it easy to recycle leftover paint, stain, and varnish by providing convenient paint drop-off locations at local paint and hardware stores and government facilities. PaintCare also offers free on-site pickups to businesses, organizations, households, or anyone with 100 gallons of paint or more to recycle.

Laura Honis, Rhode Island Program Manager, stated, “the success of PaintCare in Rhode Island greatly attributed to the backing from local businesses that actively support the program. The voluntary participation of numerous retail stores and government facilities as paint drop-off locations has aided in making paint recycling easy and accessible to Rhode Island residents.”

Since its launch in 2014, the Rhode Island program has established 25 year-round drop-off locations statewide and has collected and processed over 780,000 gallons of architectural paint. Thanks to the strong network of voluntary sites, more than 99% of Rhode Island residents to live within 15 miles of a paint drop-off location.

“I am incredibly proud of the accomplishments of the program over the past 10 years. I take pride in the dedication and hard work that went into expanding this program to its current scale,” stated Honis.

Honis is dedicated to expanding the drop-off site network and educating consumers through a range of resources on best practices for paint purchasing, and storage.

For more information on PaintCare, Rhode Island’s drop-off sites, or program requirements, please visit,  or follow @WeRecyclePaint on Facebook and Instagram.


About PaintCare

PaintCare is committed to making it easy and convenient for households, businesses, and insitutions to recycle postconsumer (leftover) paint in states with paint stewardship laws. A nonprofit organization created by paint manufacturers, PaintCare sets up drop-off locations for leftover paint, arranges for recycling and proper disposal, and conducts public education. More than 780,000 million gallons of paint, stain, and varnish have been managed by PaintCare’s Rhode Isalnd program since its launch in 2014. For additional information, visit, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram @WeRecyclePaint.