Oregonians have poured more than a million gallons of old paint into a two-year-old program called “Paint Care.”
Marjaneh Zarrehparvar explains it started with a change in state law. “The paint industry has stepped up and they would like to take responsibility for the paint we have leftover in our garages and basements, after we do a painting job.”
The program is paid for with a “per can” assessment. Three other states are working new laws to start similar programs.