Washington Paint Stewardship Activities

HB 1652 concerning paint stewardship, introduced Jan. 25, 2019, would create a paint recycling program for Washington's residents and businesses. A public hearing is scheduled for February 5 at 3:30pm in the House Environment & Energy committee. The legislature's website now allows online comments on bills.

The legislature has considered but not passed similar legislation since 2012. Similar industry-funded and run paint stewardship programs exist in eight states and the District of Columbia, while British Columbia's program began in 1994.

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