Official Documents

Summary of 2023 Rhode Island Annual Report

This one-page infographic highlights the successes from the most recent reporting period (January to December 2023) for the Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island describes the operations, outreach, and other activities of the Rhode Island Paint Stewardship Program:


Laws relevant to the PaintCare program in Rhode Island can be found at

  • Rhode Island General Laws
  • Title 23 – Health and Safety
  • Chapter 23-24.12 – Proper Management of Unused Paint
  • Section 23-24.12-1 – 23-24.12-6

Sales Tax

The Rhode Island Department of Revenue Division of Taxation 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 Rhode Island program is the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is the agency overseeing implementation of the new law.

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.