Official Documents

Summary of 2020 Annual Report

This one-page infographic highlights the successes from the most recent reporting period (January 1 to December 31, 2020) for the Oregon 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

PaintCare prepares annual reports about the program for the 12 months ending December 31. In 2013 we prepared a six month report to allow for a change in the reporting period from a fiscal year to a calendar year.

Awareness Surveys

PaintCare conducted general awareness surveys in December from 2013 to 2016. The questions and responses are presented here:

Program Plan

PaintCare’s first program plan (April 2010) described an initial Oregon pilot program. The current plan (March 2015) describes the permanent program that replaced the pilot program. The most recent document (June 2021) is a proposed revision to the plan that has been submitted to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for approval.


    The Oregon program is a result of House Bill 3037 passed in 2009 and House Bill 2048 in 2013. The 2009 law established the program as a pilot program to start in 2010 with a sunset date in 2014; the program was made permanent by legislation in 2013.

    State Agency

    The oversight agency for the Oregon program is the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

    Evaluation Reports by Product Stewardship Institute

    The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) evaluated the effects of the PaintCare program on household hazardous waste (HHW) programs in five states that implemented paint stewardship prior to September 2014: California, Connecticut, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. This report summarizes PSI’s findings from the cross-state evaluation.

    At the request of the American Coatings Association and Metro Oregon, PSI evaluated performance of the first two years of the PaintCare program in Oregon. This report summarizes PSI’s findings.