Official Documents

Summary of 2020 Colorado Annual Report

This one-page infographic highlights the successes from the most recent reporting period (January 2020 to December 2020) for the Colorado PaintCare program. 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

Program Plan

PaintCare’s program plan for Colorado was approved in June 2014. This plan describes the operations, outreach, and other activities of the Colorado paint stewardship program.



The Colorado paint stewardship program is required by the Colorado Paint Product Stewardship Act (SB 14-029), signed by Governor John Hickenlooper on June 6, 2014.

Sales Tax

The Colorado Department of Revenue has provided an explanation of why the PaintCare Fee is subject to state sales tax in the following letter:

State Agency

The state oversight agency for the Colorado paint stewardship program is the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

In 2019, CDPHE funded an analysis of PaintCare’s financials and reserves policy conducted by the University of Colorado, Denver.

Evaluation Report by Product Stewardship Institute

At the request of the CDPHE, Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) evaluated the performance of the PaintCare program in Colorado.