PaintCare is the non-profit organization that plans and manages state-wide paint recycling programs known as paint stewardship programs. When a state passes and implements a paint stewardship law, residents are able to drop off paint for recycling or disposal for free. The program is financed by a small fee that is added to the price of new paint being sold in that state.

GreenSheen has worked extensively with the PaintCare program in Colorado which has been in place since 2015. Arizona does not have a paint stewardship law. Washington State passed a paint stewardship law in 2019 but the program has not yet been implemented.

PaintCare was created by the American Coatings Association (ACA), the trade association of the paint manufacturing industry. The ACA supported the passage of the first U.S. paint stewardship law in Oregon and formed PaintCare in 2009. Today, PaintCare operates paint stewardship programs in 8 states (CA, CO, CT, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT) and the District of Columbia. Additional paint stewardship laws were passed in 2019 in the states of Washington and New York but have not yet been implemented.

PaintCare is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information about PaintCare, visit