PaintCare Fees

PaintCare Fees vary by state and container sizes as follows:

Current Fees for All Programs

Container Size CA CO CT DC ME* MN OR RI VT
Half pint or smaller $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Larger than half pint up to smaller than 1 gallon $0.35 $0.35 $0.35 $0.45 $0.35 $0.49 $0.45 $0.35 $0.49
1 gallon $0.75 $0.75 $0.75 N/A $0.75 N/A N/A $0.75 $0.99
1 gallon up to 2 gallons N/A N/A N/A $0.95 N/A $0.99 $0.95 N/A N/A
Larger than 1 gallon up to 5 gallons $1.60 $1.60 $1.60 N/A $1.60 N/A N/A $1.60 $1.99
Larger than 2 gallons up to 5 gallons N/A N/A N/A $1.95 N/A $1.99 $1.95 N/A N/A

* Effective December 1, 2018, state sales tax is no longer applied to the PaintCare Fee in Maine.

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