Official Documents



    Summary of 2020 California Annual Report

    This one-page infographic highlights the successes from the most recent reporting period for the California PaintCare program (July 2019 to June 2020). Please consider downloading and printing a copy of the infographic and then posting it for staff and the public at your business or organization.

    Annual Reports

    PaintCare prepares an annual report for the 12 months ending June 30.

    Program Plan

    PaintCare’s program plan for California describes the operations, outreach, and other activities of the California Paint Stewardship Program:


    California’s PaintCare Program is a result of Assembly Bill 1343 (Huffman), passed in 2010. The legislation is clarified through California regulations.

    Sales Tax

    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:

    State Agency

    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.

    CUPA Inspections

    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.