Andrew Radin
New York Program Manager
(315) 317-4346

Upstate NY:

Kelsey O’Toole
New York Program Coordinator
(315) 418-6520


Michael Rieser
New York Program Coordinator
(718) 938-6632

Long Island:

Sandra Torres Vera
New York Program Coordinator
(516) 398-6026


For general PaintCare inquires, call (855)PAINT09 or email

For New York-specific inquiries, contact a New York Program Manager or Coordinator.

Program Details

  • New York paint stewardship law enacted December 16, 2019
  • Program expected to launch May 1, 2022
  • Read the Paint Purchasers Fact Sheet for a program overview

It will soon be more convenient than ever to recycle paint in New York. Once the New York paint stewardship program officially launches, PaintCare will offer drop-off sites throughout the state where the public can take unwanted paint for recycling.These sites will be available to households, businesses, government agencies, and others with leftover paint in New York.


Paint manufacturers that sell paint directly or indirectly in a PaintCare state are required by each state’s paint stewardship law to register their company and brands with PaintCare. Pre-registration is now available for New York. Visit our Manufacturers page to learn more and register.

Visit our PaintCare Products page for
more information on accepted products.

Fee and Funding

PaintCare programs are funded by a fee (referred to as the PaintCare fee) which is applied to the purchase price of new paint sold in the state. There is no charge for dropping off paint at a PaintCare drop-off site. The PaintCare fee is not a tax or a deposit. The fee funds all aspects of the paint stewardship program. For more information on the fee, visit the PaintCare Fee Page.

Although fees for New York have not yet been determined, they are expected to be similar to other states with a PaintCare program. The fees are based on container size and vary across the programs:


Small containers (e.g., pints & quarts)


Mid-size containers (e.g., 1-2 gallons)


Larger sizes up to 5 gallons