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Colorado’s Architectural Paint Stewardship Program goes into effect July 1

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has reviewed and approved PaintCare’s revised Colorado Architectural Paint Stewardship Program Plan, which means the paint stewardship program will be effective July 1, 2015.

On June 6, 2014, Governor John W. Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 14-029 – the Colorado Architectural Paint Stewardship Program. The goals of the Colorado Paint Stewardship Law are for paint manufacturers to establish a system of paint stewardship that:

  • Provides substantial cost savings to household hazardous waste collection programs;
  • Significantly increases the number of postconsumer paint collection sites and recycling opportunities for households, businesses and other generators of postconsumer architectural paint; and
  • Exemplifies the principles of a product-centered approach to environmental protection, also referred to as product stewardship.

If you would like to review any of the related documents such as the revised Colorado Program Plan and CDPHE’s approval letter on the Plan, please see the Department’s paint stewardship webpage:
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/paint-stewardship

For PaintCare program information, please see the PaintCare Colorado webpage: http://www.paintcare.org/paintcare-states/colorado/

For additional information, contact:

Wolf Kray
Environmental Protection Specialist, Materials Management Unit
P 303-692-3337 | wolfgang.kray@state.co.us | www.colorado.gov/cdphe

This entry was posted on Monday, June 29th, 2015.