Paint recycling program expands

Paint recycling program expands

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill that removed a sunset on the state's pioneering paint recycling program.

House Bill 2048 also expanded PaintCare collection sites to ensure that 95 percent of Oregonians live within 15 miles of a depot, so they can more easily drop off their unwanted paints. PaintCare will add about 30 sites by next year, making about 130 available throughout the state.

Oregon’s program served as a model, and the stewardship program has now expanded to California, Connecticut, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.