Colorado has passed a Bill requiring paint manufacturers to fund and operate an extended-producer responsibility program throughout the state.
The Architectural Paint Stewardship Program proposal (see the Bill here) Senate Bill 14-029 is now in the hands of state Governor John Hickenlooper, who can sign the Bill into law.
If passed, Colorado would become the eighth US state implement a program dedicated to leftover paint. The program would be implemented in July 2015.
PaintCare Inc., a non-profit organization that represents paint manufacturers, established by the American Coatings Association, will fund and oversee the development of Colorado's program, as it has elsewhere in the US.
The funding source will be a point-of-sale paint recovery fee that consumers pay to retailers.
The law will require all architectural paint manufacturers that sell their products in Colorado to register with the PaintCare program.