Washington Paint Stewardship Activities

2017-2018 paint stewardship legislation did not move forward and is dead.

HB 1376 concerning paint stewardship, would have created a paint recycling program for Washington's residents and businesses. In 2017, HB 1376 was backed by the American Coatings Association and passed the House Environment Committee and Appropriations Committee but did not move to a floor vote prior to the 2017 session cut-off date. The bill was not taken up again in 2018, the second year of the biennium, despite support from local governments, businesses, and environmental organizations. The legislature has considered but not passed similar legislation since 2012

Without a statewide paint recycling solution, as an interim step, King County initiated a for-fee latex paint recycling service partnership with GreenSheen and local stores via the Take it Back Network in early 2018.

Tools for Local Government Support of Paint Stewardship in Washington

The NWPSC created a sample resolution, support letter, and fact sheets for use by local governments. These Word documents can be customized for use by your local government or jurisdiction:

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