OLR Report 2014-R-0264 describes the state’s paint recycling program created by Public Act (PA) 11-24. The report also answers the following questions: how much money has the program collected, how is the money used, and why did the legislature decide to create the program?
Connecticut’s paint recycling program provides consumers and businesses with a way to manage unused architectural paint. Administered by a non-profit organization called PaintCare, the program collects, transports, and processes the unused paint. The program is funded by an assessment (i.e., fee) added to the purchase price of paint sold in the state. Paint retailers serve as the primary collection locations.
For more information, read the full report.