ACA and PaintCare strongly opposed the measure and touted the success of the program: since its establishment, the Colorado program has collected more than 1.6 million gallons of unused paint, and recycled or otherwise utilized more than 80 percent of that latex paint.
Since 2008, Oregon, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Minnesota, Maine, Colorado, and the District of Columbia have enacted the ACA- and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of post-consumer paint.
PaintCare® has had resounding success in the eight states in which program operations have been implemented. To date, the program has collected 16 million gallons of paint.
PaintCare® undertakes the responsibility for ensuring an environmentally sound and cost-effective program for post-consumer paint management.
A previous PaintCare bill passed the New Jersey Assembly and Senate. Unfortunately, Gov. Chris Christie didn’t sign the legislation, allowing a pocket veto. ACA stands behind its landmark paint stewardship program, and believes New Jersey residents and government will greatly benefit from embracing it in their state.
California, Connecticut, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia have all enacted laws establishing the PaintCare program.
Dearborn and Miller Paint have been supporters of ACA’s PaintCare® paint product stewardship program in Oregon and other states, and have championed the program for adoption in Washington State.