Colorado has a new paint recycling program. The Paintcare program started on July 1, as required by SB 14-029, the Architectural Paint Stewardship Act. The paint recycling program is overseen by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)’s Solid Waste program. Under the program, 100 sites around Colorado — mainly hardware stores — will begin accepting public drop-off of unused paint, regardless of where the paint was purchased. Primers, stains, varnishes and sealants are also accepted for recycling. The program is free to drop off paint, but a small fee will be added to the purchase price of new paint. For additional information on the Architectural Paint Stewardship Act see CDPHE’s website.
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