PaintCare Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established by the American Coatings Association to implement state-mandated paint stewardship programs on behalf of paint manufacturers in each state that adopts a paint stewardship law. Minnesota is the fifth state to pass such a law, with an expected program launch on November 1, 2014.
When the program takes effect, all architectural paint sold in the state must be managed through a statewide product stewardship program implemented and financed by producers of paint. At that time, no architectural paint may be offered for sale in the state unless the paint’s producer participates in an approved stewardship plan.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency must review and approve a program plan for architectural paint before the program can begin. Interested parties can submit comments on the plans to the MPCA as part of the agency's review.
Revised plan (July)
In May, MPCA provided feedback on the initial draft of the stewardship plan. PaintCare has provided a revised plan for review.Minnesota Architectural Paint Stewardship Program Plan (July) - for public comment Minnesota Architectural Paint Stewardship Program Plan (July) - Appendices
Submit comments in writing to Luke Frazier by end of business August 8:
- Email: email@example.com
- Postal mail: Luke Frazier, MPCA, 520 Lafayette Rd N, Saint Paul MN 55155.
Initial submittal (March)
As required, PaintCare submitted a detailed Stewardship Plan, on behalf of paint manufacturers, to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Effective March 3, the MPCA has 90 days to review; the MPCA must approve this plan before the program can begin.Minnesota Architectural Paint Stewardship Program Plan (March) - for public comment
MPCA accepted public comments on the plan through April 15, 2014, and took them into consideration in the agency review of the stewardship plan.
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency letter to PaintCare
- Hennepin County Public Works
- Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
- Minnesota Solid Waste Administrators Association
- Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board
- Chisago County Department of Environmental Services/Zoning
- Minnesota Painting and Wallcovering Employers Association
- Minnesota Product Stewardship Council
PaintCare welcomes partnerships with municipal agencies, especially those that operate household hazardous waste collection programs, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills. PaintCare covers the cost of paint storage bins, paint transportation and recycling, and public outreach and education. There is no monetary compensation for operations or labor costs associated with serving as a drop-off site. To learn more, please see the following fact sheets and interest forms.
- HHW programs - Fact sheet (PaintCare)
- HHW programs - Interest form (PaintCare)
- Transfer stations - Fact sheet (PaintCare)
- Transfer stations - Interest form (PaintCare)
Resources for retailers
- PaintCare - Factsheet for retailers How will the Minnesota Paint Stewardship Program affect paint retailers?
- PaintCare - Webinars for retailers in May Presentation slides from PaintCare webinars in May 2014 to explain the Minnesota Paint Stewardship Program to retailers, review the responsibilities of retailers under the law, and provide you with an opportunity to ask questions.
Information for trade paintersPaintCare - Factsheet for trade painters