Extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws for paint are an effective solution for providing consumers with a responsible and convenient way to dispose of unused paint, while reducing the financial burden on local government. The American Coatings Association, which represents paint manufacturers in the U.S., actively supports EPR legislation for paint.

Under paint EPR laws, PaintCare, an industry-run non-profit organization, is responsible for the major costs of managing leftover latex and oil-based paint, including transportation, recycling, and processing. In addition to partnering with local government programs to collect paint, PaintCare establishes retail collection locations throughout the state, increasing convenience for consumers and relieving local governments of the financial burden of paint collection. Learn more about PaintCare through the Product Stewardship Institute’s free, recorded webinars.