Summary of 2023 California Annual Report
This one-page infographic highlights the successes from the most recent reporting period for the California PaintCare program (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023). Please consider downloading and printing a copy of the infographic and then posting it for staff and the public at your business or organization.
- 2023 Annual Report (July 2022 – June 2023)
- 2022 Calendar Year Annual Report (January 2022 – December 2022) PaintCare posted this calendar-year-based annual report in addition to the program’s usual fiscal year report.
- 2022 Annual Report (July 2021 – June 2022)
- 2021 Annual Report (July 2020 – June 2021)
- 2020 Annual Report (July 2019 – June 2020)
- 2019 Annual Report (July 2018 – June 2019)
- PaintCare’s Annual Awareness Survey Results for FY2019
- 2018 Annual Report (July 2017 – June 2018)
- 2017 Annual Report (July 2016 – June 2017)
- 2016 Annual Report (July 2015 – June 2016)
- 2015 Annual Report (July 2014 – June 2015)
- 2014 Annual Report (July 2013 – June 2014)
- 2013 Annual Report (October 2012 – June 2013)
PaintCare’s program plan for California describes the operations, outreach, and other activities of the California Paint Stewardship Program.
- California Paint Stewardship Program Plan (October 31, 2021)
Laws relevant to the PaintCare program in California can be found at https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/
- Public Resources Code (PRC)
- Division 30. Waste Management, Sections 40000 – 49620
- Part 7. Other Provision Sections, 47000 – 48706
- Chapter 5. Architectural Paint Recovery Program, Sections 48700 – 48706
California regulations relevant to the PaintCare program can be found at https://govt.westlaw.com/calregs/
- Title 14. Natural Resources
- Division 7. Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
- Chapter 11. Product Stewardship
- Article 2. Architectural Paint Recovery Program, Sections 18950 – 18958
The California Board of Equalization (BOE) has provided an explanation of why the PaintCare Fee is subject to state sales tax in the following letter:
- BOE Letter regarding California Sales Tax (February 13, 2013)
The oversight agency for the California paint stewardship program is the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) CalRecycle can be contacted by email at
Evaluation Reports by Product Stewardship Institute
The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) evaluated the first two years of the PaintCare program in California. This report summarizes PSI’s findings, based upon surveys conducted with four stakeholder groups – household hazardous waste and waste management coordinators, paint retailers serving as drop-off sites for leftover paint, additional paint retailers, and painting contractors.
- California Paint Stewardship Program Evaluation (January 2016)
- Paint Stewardship: Effect on Household Hazardous Waste Programs (December 2015)
Working with the CUPA Forum Board, CalRecycle, and the Department of Toxic Substances Control, PaintCare has made it easier for California sites to participate in the program through the passage of AB 2748. The law repeals the requirement that paint drop-off locations develop a hazardous materials business plan in order to accept paint from the public intended for recycling.