Official Documents

Summary of 2023 Maine Annual Report

This one-page infographic highlights the successes from the most recent reporting period (January to December 2023) for the Maine 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 Maine describes the operations, outreach, and other activities proposed for the Maine paint stewardship program.


Laws relevant to the PaintCare program in Maine can be found at

  • Maine Revised Statutes
  • Title 38: Waters and Navigation
  • Chapter 24: Solid Waste Management and Recycling, Sections 2101 – 2236
  • Subchapter 3: Waste Reduction and Recycling
  • Section 2144. Stewardship Program for Architectural Paint

Sales Tax

Sales tax is not applied to the PaintCare Fee in Maine. To review the law that exempts the fee from sales and use tax, access a PDF document from Maine State Legislature’s website.

The Maine Paint Stewardship Law requires retailers of paint to include the PaintCare Fee in the sale price of program products and only sell products registered with the program. These fees are used to fund all aspects of the paint stewardship program:  paint collection, transportation, recycling, public outreach, and program administration.

State Agency

The oversight agency for the Maine paint stewardship program is the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.