Paint Stewardship Plans

PaintCare Program Plan

PaintCare is currently the only paint stewardship organization with an approved stewardship plan.


Stewardship plans define how a manufacturer or stewardship organization intends to fulfill its responsibilities under the Architectural Paint Recovery Program (Public Resources Code section 48700-48706) and communicate a course of action to stakeholders and the public. Plans will be posted at this website and must include the following information:

    • Demonstrate sufficient funding for the program, including a funding mechanism for securing and dispersing funds to cover administrative, operational, and capital costs, including the assessments of charges on architectural paint sold by manufacturers in this state.
    • Coordination of the program with existing local household hazardous waste (HHW) collection programs.
    • Goals established by the manufacturer or stewardship organization to achieve the purpose of the program, including recovery and recycling of leftover paint.
    • Education and outreach efforts.