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PaintCare: Minnesota

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.

Minnesota 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.

PDF Document Minnesota Architectural Paint Stewardship Program Plan (July) - for public comment External Link PDF Document Minnesota Architectural Paint Stewardship Program Plan (July) - Appendices External Link

Public comment

MPCA solicited public comments on the revised plan through August 8.


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.

PDF Document Minnesota Architectural Paint Stewardship Program Plan (March) - for public comment External Link

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.

MPCA information

Important information for generators and collectors of waste paint in Minnesota.

Partnerships with PaintCare

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.


Resources for retailers

  • PDF Document PaintCare - Webinars for retailers in May External Link
    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 painters

PDF Document PaintCare - Factsheet for trade painters External Link


Last modified on October 15, 2014 12:54

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